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Will Mesh Take the Web from Open Source?

Apr 27, 2008, 08:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

"The launch of Microsoft's Live Mesh has a lot of people asking what this means for key competitors like Google or Adobe.

"But what does it mean for open source? After all:

  • "Use of Live Mesh is tied to a Windows ID.
  • "A 'Mesh Bar' on Windows Explorer controls file sharing between devices.
  • "While competitors are mainly interested in syncing files (which is as old as LapLink) Live Mesh is integrating other services, like chat and news, into its shared experience..."

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