Good analysis of the challenges of open systems and — in my words — the tradeoffs between value creation and value capture in constellation strategy.
This is by Caroline Gabriel, analyst at Rethink Wireless in UK:
In the week that commentators were bemoaning the death of Unix, it was timely to remember how many times we have been beguiled by the dream of an open, cross-platform operating system, free from the control of evil vendors. Unix, of course, failed to deliver that dream, splintering into many slightly incompatible, and firmly vendor-controlled, pieces.
Read full posting here: Mobile unity an illusion, but that’s not all bad – Rethink Wireless.