Subject: Re: Successful FSBs
From: davidw@dedasys.com (David N. Welton)
Date: 28 Oct 2002 11:58:29 -0800

"Tim O'Reilly" <tim@oreilly.com> writes:

> Company uses proprietary software model to deliver services, but
> might be able to leverage open source model to improve its business.
 
> Example: AOL (Mapquest and AIM (not to mention the core AOL service)
> are both Microsoft targets, and I predict that both will fall
> because of AOL's go-it-alone strategy, whereas if they were to
> embrace at least open standards, and perhaps F/OSS, they could stay
> ahead of the game.)

They are involved in free software, some.  AOLserver, and Mozilla are
both free software, and nice code.  Maybe you are thinking of other
protocols, such as instant messaging?

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