Linked by Amy Bennett on Mon 28th Mar 2011 13:11 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Yahoo plans to release some technologies, including storage technologies, to the open source community, a senior executive of the company said. These are systems that Yahoo built to help it handle large numbers of users on its websites, but that don't necessarily give it a competitive advantage, said David Chaiken, chief architect at Yahoo, in an interview in Bangalore on Friday.
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RE[4]: yahoo's advantages
by echo.ranger on Tue 29th Mar 2011 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: yahoo's advantages"
echo.ranger
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What do they have to gain by making their product difficult to remove? I have had a similar experience with several other Yahoo products. It only serves as a short term gain with the impact of alienating the customer base long term.



I'd argue (without having any insider knowledge, just vanilla punditry) that we're not Yahoo's customer base; those who don't know how to really use (or troubleshoot) computers, are.

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