What is the particle protocol?
Doc Searls wrote an interesting article entitled “Saving the Net” in Linux Journal. While he does present a dystopia in which the net is controlled by large corporation that understand how to use regulations as a weapon, I beg to differ on his vision of the future. My personal suspicion is that the net community will route around the problem once enough people become aware of what is going on. The rise of Linux as an alternative to deeply entrenched Windows is showing that something new is happening here. While SCO has started menacing litigation over intellectual property and Linux, the message from big companies is that they are not changing their strategy. What is important here is not the fact that companies are adopting Linux but the fact that companies are starting to look at the OS as a commodity, one that can easily be replaced at a later time. This is an important development because it lowers the potential for control. In order to fully control what consumers have access to, you need to be able to control the environment. With operating systems becoming a commodity, that control erodes. Control of the operating system is one of the…Read More