information economics (was Re: Microsoft prohibits GPLed work via licensing of CIFS standards)

Martin Keegan mk270 at
Sun Apr 7 10:41:54 UTC 2002

The best piece of background material I've found on the topic of
interoperability and why it's critical is Varian & Shapiro's "Information
Rules". It even has its own website:, though you
need to buy the paper copy, and it's well worth it.


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