Tim O'Reilly Responds to "Freedom or Power?"
Subject:   To be or not Free.
Date:   2002-01-22 00:33:02
From:   stephenc
If there is no income to support a project, it dies.
Worse if there is no income to protect a project, it may be taken over.
The optimum balance will be free access and reasonable compensation.
I have a concept to implement this but I need a more efficient communicator to help explain it so that we can arrive at a consensus.

The basic axioms are

Intellectual Property is not stolen until it is used for benefit.

The compensation should be based on the benefit to the user and the cost to the producer.

Complete accountability.

Incentive to improve.

Early adopters of an element are investors.

Peoples time is valuable.