[cvsnt] Re: information currency economic proposal - ic-cvs f unctionality in cvsnt for $9500?

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Wed Jun 21 14:59:17 BST 2006

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Tony Hoyle wrote:

>>> I don't object to the post, but feel the concept is completely
>>> backwards - expecting to get paid upfront for opensource work?
>> Aren't there quite some university coders that produce open source code
>> and get paid up front?
> I think google sponsors some.. not sure how they pay them - I think they
> get it on delivery.  They may get an initial amount upfront too.

Now, come on... there are a number of companies that hire programmers for
work on open-source projects, aren't there? There are also any number of
university employees who open-source their work. All these get paid up
front. That's not a strange or rare concept.

> Certainly the coders don't go to google and start setting terms!

Well... whenever two entities start to talk about collaboration, someone
has to start proposing terms :)

>> I don't really know what the OP is talking about, but something like a
>> stock exchange for open source (not necessarily GPL or free) code
>> copyrights could be interesting. 

> It's been tried and really didn't get anywhere.  There was a website
> where people could post requirements for features, and others could
> sponsor programmers to write it.  What happened is you ended up with
> thousands of requests and very few sponsors.. companies that pay for
> stuff generally want to own the code [...]

Well, what I was writing about seems to be different: something like a
stock exchange for copyrights. Companies /could/ own the rights if they buy
them. But this has nothing to do with cvs(nt), so I'll try to keep my mouth
shut now :)


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