June 27, 2004
The jury is still out on open source
Getting sued, laying off most of your workforce, losing your third chief executive and then being bought out doesn't sound like the history of a successful company that could teach Internet businesses a key lesson. But Napster's problems make it one of the best examples of the value of "network effects" and how you can make your users build your service for you.
Link: Taipei Times
- Open Source