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VNUnet: Open Source is the Route to Collaboration

Jul 17, 2003, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Mulholland)

"Linux is increasingly hard to ignore, but it's only one part of the open source software (OSS) debate.

"OSS allows businesses to create standardised working practices, and tailored 'ecosystem' models, so that vertical markets can collaborate in a way that hasn't been possible before.

"It effectively creates an 'Internet of Things', where many different devices will collaborate and transact together.

"Supporting this requires non-differentiated standardised software which performs many more tasks than the relatively simple content management software handled by the OSS that created the world wide web..."

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