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ApacheToday: Interview with Peter Cranstone (on Apache's new mod_gzip HTTP compression module)

Oct 17, 2000, 18:29 (3 Talkback[s])
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"WR: Why did you decide to go open source?"

"PC: To demonstrate the real need for this piece of software and by being Open you get wider adoption. Most people never thought HTML would grow as large as it has. By the time we start using XML we will see file sizes grow to hundreds of thousands of bytes. It's already slow over a 28K modem, when we switch to wireless it's essential we transmit data more efficiently."

"WR: On behalf of Web developers everywhere, thanks for releasing mod_gzip to the Web, and for supporting it. However, you've obviously got to make money, what do your other products offer over the free version?"

"PC: You're welcome. We've split our offerings into 4 core areas."

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