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
- Rsync and Amanda: Keeping your data safe with open sour
- Using Nagios with custom plugins
- What's the future of the open source revolution?
- How to convince the boss to switch from Windows to Linux on the desktop
- Using 'entry-level' distros
- An open source replacement for QuickBooks?
- How can an open source company compete with big, proprietary companies?
- Do Linux desktop distros work for business settings?
- Bastille Linux: Hardening your machine
- Switching from commercial network management products to Nagios
- Is Nagios good for monitoring e-mail?
- Keep running with cfengine
- Network monitoring with Nagios, part 1
- Network monitoring with Nagios, part 2
- Open source for Web services
- Open source Adobe equivalents
- Evolution/Sendmail vs. Exchange/Outlook
- Perl, Python, PHP: Which is better?
- What is the role of XML in managing open source apps?
- Dealing with open source licenses