"In his opening keynote at OSCon, Tim O'Reilly said the new "killer apps" of the Internet age were not applications at all but massive back-end Web service providers whose branded offerings--books on Amazon, search on Google and Yahoo, auctions on eBay--masked their more significant roles as enablers of thousands or perhaps millions of businesses. Significantly, these new Web-based platforms are themselves built in various ways on open-source infrastructure. In other words, open source commoditized infrastructure that in turn supports business that can build on infrastructure that's both standard and cheap."
(Submitted by Noel Mon Aug 9, 2004 )
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