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Freshmeat: OSS to replace shrink-wrapped software?

Highlights some aspects of the software industry and shows how
to compete in today’s closed market by changing the market.

The author, Ronald Kuetemeier, “worked for 13 years on an
advanced distributed system, from the early days of UNIX networking
to Jini lately. Throughout his career at a fortune 500 company
Ronald Kuetemeier got involved with strategies by working in what
it is normally called a ‘Think Tank’.

“For the OSS community Ronald Kuetemeier provides Mist, a
distributed Object system, and he is working on a networked spell
checker for small or distribute ‘appliances’. Basically providing
ispell or aspell services over the network, by using Mist
technology.”

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OSS to replace shrink-wrapped software?