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ZDNet: Copying and Innovation: Where Should Open Source Draw the Line?

Apr 01, 2005, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

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"If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the creator of del.icio.us should be very flattered. ZDNet's Datapoint notes the appearance of de.lirio.us which is, for all intents and purposes, an open source clone of the social bookmarking site del.icio.us. (If you haven't tried del.icio.us out yet, I highly recommend it.) Mallett is also promoting his site as a competitor to del.icio.us.

"The developer of the clone, Steve Mallett, is being hammered on the del.icio.us mailing list for copying the site's look, feel, features with a similar name, without doing much to differentiate itself from del.icio.us..."

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