April 21, 2004

Adapting to the Market's Message

In the middle of 1995, when the Netscape browser and Linux were both
at versions 1.x, Newt Gingrich told Esther Dyson, "The key to a
monopoly is to get in the middle of an intersection and charge rent."
That line inspired "A Bulldozer Through the Intersection", my 1996
interview with Craig Burton on the occasion of Netscape's acquisition
of Tim House and the LDAP development team from the University of
Michigan. Here's how Craig described the effect LDAP (Lightweight
Directory Access Protocol) would have on Microsoft's plans to control
the Internet:

Link: linuxjournal.com

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