a thing on which you build other things :)
Good luck distinguishing amongst Market Network Community Platform Ecosystem.
some software which is treated like a (Shrink Wrap) program is really a Platform on which to build applications. (CMS)
some applications really need to be platforms (OSAF)
A good platform is "loose" enough to encourage the Emergence of an EcoSystem. (generative)
A good platform leverages other EcoSystems. (API)
Unfortunately, most players take the short-term path of fighting Platform Wars.
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