by Tim O’Reilly, with an introduction by Esther Dyson.
(Ed. note: this is an extended discourse–31 pages)
“A year ago, if you had asked the IS manager at a large company
about free software, he’d have told you he didn’t use it. It’s
unsupported, he might say. Not robust enough. Not commercial
“Suddenly, in a flood of mainstream activity, that perception