Subject: Re: FSBs and client-server
From: kragen@pobox.com (Kragen Sitaker)
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 10:13:56 -0400 (EDT)

Kirrily 'Skud' Robert writes:
> In article <20000524025846.5815.qmail@daffy.airs.com>, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> >Others, notably Tim O'Reilly, have pointed out the increase in selling
> >software as a service over the web, and how that hides free software
> >behind an effectively proprietary interface.  Tim has called on these
> >vendors to open up their code to keep the ecosystem healthy.  I don't
> >know to what extent this has happened, if at all.  (Tim, sorry if I'm
> >misrepresenting your views.)
> 
> Hrm, I was working on a rant/article on that topic.  I really should
> clean it up and put it somewhere useful, I guess.

My semi-coherent rant on this topic is at
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/kragen-software.html

-- 
<kragen@pobox.com>       Kragen Sitaker     <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/>
The Internet stock bubble didn't burst on 1999-11-08.  Hurrah!
<URL:http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/bubble.html>
The power didn't go out on 2000-01-01 either.  :)