Yahoo should release Delicious and create community

This morning talking to the guy who best understands the Internet that I know; come on, in a hallway of EOI with Juan Freire the Microsoft-Yahoo tandem came up in the conversation. Juan said that if Delicious is for sale they should release the software and build community.

And how right he is. From an ethical point of view it is obvious; Delicious was born independent to aggregate news, to read the personalized newspaper. Yahoo bought it two years later, in 2005, and now it turns out that they are selling it?

But also from an economic point of view. Anybody today can create a Delicious, but only Delicious is Delicious; I mean, if you release it and create a discussion forum, you will not only sell Delicious, but Delicious + Community.


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