Re: Rethinking Licensing (was Re: [ba-ohs-talk] open source +patents = puzzled)
You are trying to abstract a pricing system.
Price = f(supply,demand) (01)
> * 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 (02)
> * The API's "contribution" would have to be
> factored with
> respect to relative size and the total count of
> APIs in the
The cost to sell. (03)
> 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
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. (04)
> Then there is the need to know in advance how much
> of the
> revenue will be diverted, so you can set the pricing
You need a maket. ebay. (05)
> But those are mostly mechanical details. (06)
The devil is in the details. (07)
James Michael DuPont (09)
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