On Fri, 2014-11-21 at 20:29 +0100, Johan Engelen wrote:
Thanks for the post Johan, always very interesting to see these
I went into that article filled with hope.
Now I'm filled with the creepy crawly sensation of people who don't
understand something trying to get people to work for them in exchange
for magic beans by claiming to be that thing.
- designing a new logo - Logs and brands are Rivalrous, see page 9
- creating an email marketing campaign - Excludable and Rivalrous.
- researching the best cloud-hosting solution - Research is possible,
but it has to be delivered into an open content delivery platform.
- Not equity
- Not money (non-transferable)
- Voting rights, but compared to what? veto?
You can see the process they've thought about here with this project.
But it's lacking in all sorts of common sense about what open source /
Free Software is when compared to a business or other profitable entity.
You can see that at the end where it talks about two projects making
profit. Which may make sense for an incubator group, but not for open
source projects which don't make profit. I think we are more like a
local community organizations: sorting out the volunteer library while
structuring the town marketplace at the same time. We can prepare the
road for profitability of others and may even draw a salary, but we
don't seek to have profit motivations or share returns.
Best Regards, Martin Owens