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Re: [News] Amazon Adopts Open Source (and Linux) Strategy

  • Subject: Re: [News] Amazon Adopts Open Source (and Linux) Strategy
  • From: Mark Kent <mark.kent@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 16:13:43 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • References: <1161182289.466762.115610@e3g2000cwe.googlegroups.com>
  • User-agent: slrn/ (Linux)
  • Xref: news.mcc.ac.uk comp.os.linux.advocacy:1171399
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Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> (Amazon's Open Source Strategy)
> LIVE BLOG: MIT Emerging Tech (Morning)
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| In short, Amazon.com has launched several services
>| that allow small companies to leverage the powerful
>| tools of a big company such as Amazon.com. For instance,
>| Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), creates a virtual
>| Web-based Linux server that a small company can rent
>| at 10 cents per CPU hour...  Bezos also described a
>| fulfillment center service that the company offers,
>| wherein a company can request both warehouse space
>| and order fulfillment services for their own products.
>| Amazon is literally offering distribution to their
>| competitors!
>| It is, in short, open source business strategy.
> `----
> http://www.popularmechanics.com/blogs/technology_news/4198966.html

They are doing very well, they're also doing significant damage to
high-street retailers into the bargain.  Amazon, e-bay, yahoo and google
are the most interesting of the net-based companies at the moment, I

Once everyone's got some kind of PDA, smartphone, games console or other
computing device, the convergence area will be on the net.

> Also see:
> Open Source Communications and SIP Come to Amazon.com
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| If you have any doubt about the future of open
>| source communications, consider it shattered:
>| Amazon.com will soon be deploying 5,000 phones
>| connected to the Pingtel ECS platform running on Linux.
>| The question is why would Amazon switch out their
>| existing PBX, and the answer is that the leading
>| e-commerce site already runs about 20,000 Red Hat
>| Linux servers---so they are what you might call
>| "comfortable" with Linux to begin with. This
>| install will add three more Linux servers to the mix.
> `----
> http://voipforenterprise.tmcnet.com/feature/service-solutions/articles/3008-open-source-communications-sip-come-amazoncom.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/f3mnx

| Mark Kent   --   mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk  |
consultant, n.:
	Someone who knowns 101 ways to make love, but can't get a date.

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