Bernard Golden is CEO of Navica Inc., a systems integration firm specializing in open source software based San Ramon, Calif. He founded Navica in 2001, after two decades of experience in starting and building successful IT-related organizations. He has previously served as a Venture Partner for an international venture fund and has senior executive positions in a number of private and public software companies, including Informix, Uniplex Software, and Deploy Solutions.
Bernard is the author of Succeeding with Open Source (Addison-Wesley, August 2004), and the creator of the Open Source Maturity Model (OSMM), a formalized method of locating, assessing, and implementing open source software. Bernard holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and a BA from UC Santa Cruz. He is based on the SF Peninsula with his wife Alison and three year-old twin sons, Sebastian and Oliver. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, skiing, and cooking.
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Contributions from Bernard Golden
- Xen vs. other virtualization technologies
- Open source EAI for adapters, transaction management and data transformation
- Network monitoring and server management with Nagios
- Business benefits of virtualization
- Keeping OSS viable
- Profit margin limitations in selling OSS support
- The business of open source software
- Golden's Rules: Proprietary moves helping open source?
- SuSE Linux vs. Red Hat Linux
- Simple ways to try Linux without dumping Windows
- Get server control, virtualization with free, open sour
- Partitioning and dual boot environments
- Finding open source applications
- Pop-up and ad prevention with open source browsers
- Linux-based e-mail: Evolution and Kmail
- Golden's Rules: Your new open source app -- a PBX
- Can Amanda or Rsync correct missed backup?
- Troubleshooting performance
- Boot process freeze with XP/SimplyMepis dual boot
- Testing a live CD distro for use in small business