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Linux Gazette: Open Source is Open for Business; eCommerce without Monopoly Code

Nov 04, 2000, 21:37 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Bennet)

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"The question is "How can a committed Open Source business avoid getting caught up in this IIS webserver for its most important transactions?" The answer is that Open Source and non-Monopoly solutions can be found. I am going to share with you:

  • a way to get your 100% Open Source business online for free.
  • a way to give your customers credit card access for no money up front.
  • a way to make credit card transactions 100% free of Monopoly code.
  • a way to make money from click-through advertisements.
  • an Open Source eCommerce site ready to install."

"A search for "free hosting site" will always turn up some very big operations in the first page or two of results. This works in your favour if you can further winnow out the IIS/NT chaff. My tool for this job is www.netcraft.co.uk and their feature page for "What's that site running now?". I found hypermart that way. They did not use any Monopoly code, so I gave them the business, literally."

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