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Issue 6 • Date June 2005

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  • Free riding on Gnutella revisited: the bell tolls?

    Publication Year: 2005
    Cited by:  Papers (141)
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    A new analysis of free riding on the Gnutella network updates data from 2000 and points to an increasing downgrade in the network's overall performance and the emergence of a "metatragedy" of the commons. Individuals who use peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks such as Gnutella face a social dilemma. They must decide whether to contribute to the common good by sharing files or maximize their p... View full abstract»

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  • Open source meets venture capital

    Publication Year: 2005
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    Long-established vendors such as IBM and Novell have announced or strengthened their open source offerings from the data server to the desktop, sometimes offering and supporting certified versions of open source applications, sometimes using open source code in new server-based configurations that let customers choose specific functionalities per user. New companies such as SpikeSource, a San Fran... View full abstract»

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  • Open source in the classroom

    Publication Year: 2005
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    A recently released study by the British Educational Communications and Technology concluded that UK primary schools could radically reduce their technology spending - by almost 50 percent - if they replaced vendor software and systems in favor of nonproprietary, open source products. The study's critics contend that such sizeable upfront savings nevertheless result in substantial backend costs. O... View full abstract»

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  • Enable pervasive computing with Java

    Publication Year: 2005
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