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..."