Kicking Away The Interoperability Ladder

Gopher: When Adversarial Interoperability Burrowed Under the Gatekeepers’ Fortresses

Cory Doctorow, writing for EFF:

Today’s Web giants want us to believe that they and they alone are suited to take us to wherever we end up next. Having used Adversarial Interoperability as a ladder to attain their rarefied heights, they now use laws to kick the ladder away and prevent the next Microcomputer Center or Tim Berners-Lee from doing to them what the Web did to Gopher, and what Gopher did to mainframes.

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