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Enterprise Open Source Magazine: Open Source Is Not a Trend. It's a Paradigm Shift

Oct 14, 2006, 04:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark R. Hinkle)

"When I worked in the Internet Service Provider (ISP) business, we saw every new consumer Internet fad firsthand. I remember PointCast, a push technology with a screen saver and news ticker that sucked up bandwidth and reduced office LANs to a crawl. I recall the days when every other technical support call was for help setting up the hot new Web browser, Netscape (the code that has, ironically, been given a second life as the basis of the free and open source Firefox), or the time when when thin clients were first championed by Sun Microsystems..."

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