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Linux Journal: Adapting to the Market's Message

Apr 21, 2004, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doc Searls)

"In the middle of 1995, when the Netscape browser and Linux were both at versions 1.x, Newt Gingrich told Esther Dyson, 'The key to a monopoly is to get in the middle of an intersection and charge rent.' That line inspired 'A Bulldozer Through the Intersection,' my 1996 interview with Craig Burton on the occasion of Netscape's acquisition of Tim House and the LDAP development team from the University of Michigan. Here's how Craig described the effect LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) would have on Microsoft's plans to control the Internet..."

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