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UPDATED: Information Week: The Lessons Of MP3

Jun 23, 1999, 12:16 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Gallagher)

Thanks to Leo Comitale for this link.

"The impact of MP3 is similar to that which open-source technologies like Linux and FreeBSD can potentially have on the software market--if they become more user-friendly. Developed by knowledgeable people without a direct financial stake in the final result, available free off the Internet, and compatible with a majority of the computer hardware available today, Linux is MP3 taken several leaps further..."

"In the end, the problems faced by both the recording and software industries are ones that could be faced by just about any industry over the next few years. Internet technology and open-source software are like forces of nature--they can't be controlled, but they can be used as a power source to drive business."

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