Subject: Re: Competition by internal expertise for F/OSS vendors
From: "Chris DiBona" <cdibona@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 12:35:13 -0700
Wed, 3 Sep 2008 12:35:13 -0700
>
> He does argue that there will be a backlash against, e.g., Google
> and Facebook.   Things like Facebook will fall quickly out of
> fashion (in a 10 year view).   Google's ad-broker business will
> collapse when the pricing bubble for ads breaks and when users
> begin demanding a curtailment of the creation of a privatized
> secret police.   Meanwhile, billions more humans will personally
> own and control computers with plenty of speed and storage
> to do quite a bit on their own.  That personal-computing-on-the-
> edge bit is where he and Stallman see the strategic action.
>


So I honestly don't understand where you are going here. You are mixing up
auction based ad markets with secret police with license politics with
computer storage trends. Care to clarify?

Chris



 

He does argue that there will be a backlash against, e.g., Google
and Facebook.   Things like Facebook will fall quickly out of
fashion (in a 10 year view).   Google's ad-broker business will
collapse when the pricing bubble for ads breaks and when users
begin demanding a curtailment of the creation of a privatized
secret police.   Meanwhile, billions more humans will personally
own and control computers with plenty of speed and storage
to do quite a bit on their own.  That personal-computing-on-the-
edge bit is where he and Stallman see the strategic action.


So I honestly don't understand where you are going here. You are mixing up auction based ad markets with secret police with license politics with computer storage trends. Care to clarify? 

Chris