Gillmor points to new OSs that aren't Longhorn

Summary:Steve Gillmor's latest blog posting following on my posting about salesforce.com further lays out how a new species of software infrastructure is evolving that is a real alternative to the Microsoft platform.

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Steve Gillmor's latest blog posting following on my posting about salesforce.com further lays out how a new species of software infrastructure is evolving that is a real alternative to the Microsoft platform. It's not just AJAX, LAMP, Java,  the Internet, etc. It's a way of thinking about software development that starts with an open source base and builds on top of it, with the knowledge that whatever secret sauce you are adding will likely be open sourced in the future.  Staying in the game means continuing to innovate up the stack and providing services...

...while Jim Allchin is now on a press road show about the latest version of Longhorn, Salesforce is openly talking SOS–the Salesforce Operating System. Multiforce is Marc’s pitch, but I like SOS as in help is on the way. Here’s that new trend I promised you in graf one, by the way. Every single one of the demos was running–without comment, mind you–on Firefox. Not only is Adam Gross showing Excel-like auto formulas in Sforce, but he’s completely routing around the Microsoft hairball.

Topics: Open Source

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