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Email and news do not depend on any one website. But auctions like
ebay's do. Why not come up with an "auction protocol" which allows
anyone to "post" an auction which any "client" could pick up.
This way there could be a global marketplace not tied to any
The same way newsgroups
get propagated out, you get
auctions propagated out.
This company wants to establish a distributed consortium of auction providers, using fairmarket's software to propagate auctions between sites. [egnor, Mar 14 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]
||Unlike news, auctions are
and need someone to be a central
arbiter (because someone has to
``win'' the auction, after all).