Jay covers open source software for The 451 Group, focusing on Linux operating systems and distributors, virtualization, databases and other free and open source software created by communities and used by enterprise organizations. His coverage includes the software itself, the communities and the emerging business and licensing models.
Prior to joining The 451 Group, Jay wrote for LinuxInsider and TechNewsWorld, where he covered open source and a range of other IT topics from 2003 to 2006. He also covered open source software communities, development and products as a contributing editor with NewsForge from 2004 to 2006.
Covering Linux and open source since 2000 with NewsFactor Network, Jay has been a regular contributor to other publications, including those of CMP Media, Web Host Industry Review and Small Times, a nanotechnology website and magazine.
Prior to his focus on the technology industry, Jay worked as a newspaper reporter in Southern California, covering business, government and crime for the Glendale News-Press, a Los Angeles-area daily. His work has also been published by the Associated Press and Time Magazine.
Jay holds a BA in Journalism from San Diego State University.
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