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Introducing…Jay LymanRaven Zachary, January 2, 2007 @ 6:01 pm ET
In my blog post before the holidays, I briefly mentioned that we were adding a second full-time open source analyst to The 451 Group. I’d like to introduce Jay Lyman, although for many of you, Jay will be a familiar name in the open source world already. Jay’s focus at The 451 Group will be Linux operating systems and distributors, virtualization, databases and other free and open source software. Conveniently for me, Jay is located in Portland, Oregon, and with the two of us here, I can now state with greater validity that Portland is The 451 Group’s ‘open source office.’
Prior to joining The 451 Group, Jay was a daily writer for LinuxInsider and TechNewsWorld, where he covered open source and a range of other IT topics from 2003 to 2006. Jay also covered open source software communities, development and products as a contributing editor with NewsForge from 2004 to 2006. He has been a regular contributor to other technology publications, including Web Host Industry Review (theWHIR) and Small Times, a nanotechnology Web site and magazine.
Before his coverage of the tech industry began with NewsFactor Network in 2000, Jay worked as a newspaper reporter in Southern California, covering business, government and crime for the Glendale News-Press, a daily paper in the Los Angeles area. Other traditional publications and news organizations that have published Jay’s work include the Associated Press and Time Magazine. He has gladly traded long city commission meetings for the latest and greatest in high-tech, but Jay still brings a straight news approach to his work.
An avid fan and user of Linux and other open source software, Jay holds a BA in journalism from San Diego State University, where he got his start as a news hound serving as reporter and city editor at The Daily Aztec.
As soon as Jay gets settled, 451 clients will be able to follow his work through our Market Insight Service (MIS) and he will be contributing to the CAOS Research Service, through this blog and the reports, over time. Welcome, Jay!
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