[OT] Open Source, EULA - the Big Bad Bogeyman

Randall Reetz randall at randallreetz.com
Tue Mar 24 14:07:05 EDT 2009

What does the open source community say about revenue?  What if a system came into being that tracked source contributions absolutely no matter the granularity (number of bits) or depth of nesting (part of joe's code was part of mary's code was part of paul's code). Such that when any current integrate-or (paul in this example) sold a copy of his assemblage, all up-stream contributors were automatically routed part of that retail cash?   Of course everyone agrees that all source remains open, but now there is financial incentive to share.  Each contributor would set the value of their bits and integrators would choose source partially by the cost.  Some contributors would set value by market bidding algorthms.  Some contributors would set value by retail buyer (for non-profit, this price, else...).  

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From: "Kay C Lan" <lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com>
To: "How to use Revolution" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: 3/23/2009 11:15 PM
Subject: Re: [OT] Open Source, EULA - the Big Bad Bogeyman

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Judy Perry <katheryn.swynford at gmail.com>wrote:

> It's funny you bring this up, ...
> I especially like how the iTunes EULA states that it may not be used to
> plan, build or operate a nuclear power facility.  The last time I d/l an
> update of iTunes I made certain to read that part ;-)

What so funny about this, I've been trying to take over the world for ages
but my Nuc. Powered Galactic Domination machine is naturally fitted with a
music client running off my iTunes server. I just can't operate it without
musical accompaniment ;-)

It's interesting to see the legal community getting involved in some of
> these issues.  I think entire classes at Carnegie Mellon maybe and Harvard
> are doing pro-bono work to defend hapless RIAA victims, as is Ray Beckerman
> (http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/).  Anytime I buy
> RIAA-backed
> music I donate an equal amount to Beckerman...
> Sorry -- I guess that's getting really OT ;-)
> OT maybe, but all very interesting.
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