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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: "Competition"
Date Wed, 17 Apr 1996 15:33:13 GMT
> 
> Rob on Rob:
> > > It seems there's a new player in the free software market... yet
> > > *another* formerly commercial company has decided to start giving
> > > away their software.
> > 
> > if you can't beat us ....
> 
> .... make us irrelevent?
> 
> The waters are going to get muddier still.  Oracle's new product
> range includes 'free' bundled RDBMS and an above average browser.
> I'm not sure what influence the increasingly impressive (and free)
> Postgres95 has had on this move.

We live in interesting times! What's this Postgres95, then? (Yes, I do go
around with my eyes closed 90% of the time!).

>  These developments open the door
> slightly to the scary world of peer-peer HTTP.  Basically a whole
> new range of tools to build Web-NG applications from (and all my
> buddies at MITRE and CalTec are buying USRobotics micro-newtons,
> putting webbrowsers on them and plugging them into their Nokia
> mobiles!).

Izzat some kind of Newton clone?

> 
> Chat to Paul for more gen on the Oracle stuff.

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
> Ay.

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