[Slightly OT] Ransomware as a Model for Rev Toolmaking?

Brian Yennie briany at qldlearning.com
Tue Jul 19 15:30:50 EDT 2005

Not to make this a debate, but...

What I don't like about the system below (and why I think it hasn't 
happened already to any great extent) is:
* Investors will have to put a lot more money up for the developer to 
give up ownership of the product to the investors
* Multiple investors "owning" a product and dividing profits is a pain 
(and not so lucrative)

Rather, I think it's good to drive down the initial cost (so people 
will actually buy in), and allow *someone* to have some real profit 
potential, as I don't think a 3rd party Rev product split too many ways 
excites anyone just yet.

Just my 2 cents!

> Dan,
>      Why not a capitalist/capitalist model:
> 1.     Developer or users suggest a tool/product & define specs.
> 2.     One or more developers bid to create the tool/product per spec. 
> at a
> specific price
> 3.     "Investors" provide the money and get "ownership" based on the
> percentage they contributed
> 4.     When the tool/product is finished all the investors get free 
> copies
> 5.      As the finished tool/product is sold, profits are divided 
> among the
> investors.
>      We are actually doing this now - except the developer and 
> investor are
> usually the same person.

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