Bruce Perens is bothered by a recent event: "Microsoft has been
paying the large domain resellers to move their 'parked' sites to IIS on
Microsoft Server. Moving the parked customers of a single large reseller,
GoDaddy.com, caused a shift of 4.5 Million domain names, or 5% of total
server share from Apache to Microsoft IIS in the Netcraft report. This is
an 'appearance' change only, because the sites involved have no
content. But managers believe figures like those in the Netcraft report,
and act on them.
" His response is OpenSourceParking.com
, a place
where idle domains can be parked and show up in the Linux column. He also
plans to use the resulting advertising revenue to fund an open-source
political action committee.
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