Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Is Money Relevant to Software?

As a rule most blogs are boring. However, this guy is from Microsoft and strangely enough complains about the GPL (a type of software licence) as being anti-money. He argues that money is the best way for people to tokenize value. While this is true he states: "All people who seek to add value to the code are expressly legally forbidden from ever releasing that value into society in a way that can be measured objectively." So there's no value in using the software? The distribution channel that you can charge for software is basically the MS OS tax. Distribution over the Internet is essentially free.

http://www.netcrucible.com/blog/

He also wrote an article about the semantic web:
http://www.netcrucible.com/semantic.html
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