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Giving it away for free!

Giving it away for free! Profiles Linux and how it was given away on the Internet by Netscape as part of its so‐called browser war with Microsoft. Looks at the growth and future of free systems, discussing them in full. Shows, in three highlighted boxes, source code and open source definitions; copyleft — a definition, and hacker — a definition. Looks at various terms such as: support sellers; loss leader; widget fronting; accessorizing; and service enabler. Sums up that only now are people beginning to understand what the Internet offers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Antidote Emerald Publishing

Giving it away for free!

The Antidote , Volume 5 (5): 3 – Sep 1, 2000

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1363-8483
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000006859
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Abstract

Profiles Linux and how it was given away on the Internet by Netscape as part of its so‐called browser war with Microsoft. Looks at the growth and future of free systems, discussing them in full. Shows, in three highlighted boxes, source code and open source definitions; copyleft — a definition, and hacker — a definition. Looks at various terms such as: support sellers; loss leader; widget fronting; accessorizing; and service enabler. Sums up that only now are people beginning to understand what the Internet offers.

Journal

The AntidoteEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2000

Keywords: Internet; Information technology; Information services

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