Re: Rethinking Licensing (was Re: [ba-ohs-talk] open source +patents = puzzled)
James Michael DuPont wrote: (01)
> You are trying to abstract a pricing system.
> Price = f(supply,demand)
> > * Any API you use would receive a fractional
> > percent of the
> > revenue, based on the contribution of that API
> > to the whole.
> The cost to buy
> > * The API's "contribution" would have to be
> > factored with
> > respect to relative size and the total count of
> > APIs in the
> > system.
> The cost to sell.
> > I think the negotiation / determination of relative
> > value is the
> > trickiest proposition -- as is the need to move
> > revenues through
> > the system, so they are automatically distributed to
> > contributors.
> You need a market place, buying and selling code,
> people publish problems and what they will pay.
> people publish standard solutions and what they want. (02)
That makes sense. (03)
> > But those are mostly mechanical details.
> The devil is in the details. (04)
Yup. But technical details I know I can solve. Social details
are much more of a mystery. Seems to require a lot more