[Slightly OT] Ransomware as a Model for Rev Toolmaking?
see3d at writeme.com
Tue Jul 19 20:23:03 EDT 2005
We have a whole community of very clever people. I am sure it could
be accomplished if we had a will to do it.
On Jul 19, 2005, at 7:06 PM, Jim Bufalini wrote:
> That is the way I read it, too. It's not for developing full scale
> applications, as it is for developing tools that are important to the
> community. The *profit* is that, while one group of people are
> financing the
> development of one tool, another group is financing the development of
> another tool. The developers get compensated. The investors pay
> less each,
> than if they had to fund the whole development individually, and the
> community benefits, including the developers, by having an
> increased toolset
> of tools that were deemed important enough, that at least a few
> people voted
> for with their dollars (or euros or whatever).
> However, this is a financial model, and not to be pessimistic, but
> there is
> more to it than just the idea. You need responsible third parties,
> escrows, signoff criterion (which investorS means committee - always
> tricky), etc. Easier to talk about than do.
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