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Linux.com: The Struggle for Control of Standards and Protocols

Apr 10, 2000, 03:35 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Julien)

"I may be a looney tune or I may be right, But it seems that no one (not even the vanguards of the open source community) is openly discussing the real core of what's at stake with this Microsoft thing."

"I feel that the real issue here is the control of standards and protocols. I think of streets and highways as public domain and toll roads as corporate possessions. I think of the Internet as public domain with private sites as destinations. For this to be true, then the standards and protocols of any form of communication including those that make the networking possible must be public domain."

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