Subject: Re: Ariba - open?
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Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 01:42:33 -0800
Tue, 25 Jan 2000 01:42:33 -0800
If the group will pardon a commercial plug, OpenSales offers a free
software, GPL'd e-commerce solution.  There are actually several other
projects in the same space.  Dig through Freshmeat for links, or come
straight to the source at

I don't think that "Open" of itself will cary much water starting in the near 
future.  As they say, that's sooo 20th Century.


On Mon, Jan 24, 2000 at 01:45:50PM -0500, Jean Camp wrote:
> Ariba,, is claiming to have the industry's leading open
> global platform for e-commerce. Now what does "open" mean in this context?
> Do they mean 'published API"? Or " open source" or just "open for
> business"?  I did look around the web site but could find nothing that shed
> light.
> Thank  you for clearing up this confusion for me.
> -Jean

Karsten M. Self (
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