October 5, 2000

Does Linux get middleware?

Author: JT Smith

From a column at LinuxNews.com: "We think that Middleware is best described as the glue that will bind all components of the
information delivery chain into a single cohesive entity. That definition pragmatically
describes the threat that Middleware will pose to not only Linux but the Open-Source
movement and the very tenet of independent decision-making in the field of IT architecture
development. Domination of Middleware poses the specter of being able to control access
to information delivery, whether it be through a PC, a wristwatch, a hand-held device or a
cell-phone. As the networked delivery of information becomes more mobile, the threat of
Middleware domination grows as well."
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