Just had a thought. What if like the software industry we open source business? That is, instead of gov, private, or public we “open” it? I don’t mean all of them of course, that would be even dumber.
Public companies are owned by the stockholders, but how many stockholders know how these companies work much less what they plan. Not the teaming mass who own them by some institution or mutual fund. Every so often you get some proxy request to vote for somebody to continue to be chairman of something, yet you don’t really know what to do, do you?
Just open all the records up, have voting systems for grading plans and allocations and so forth. A kind of ‘slashbus’ . Where a culture of meritocracy is fostered.
Well, you get the picture. I know silly. It was a just a thought.
Funds are required for projects that provide a valuable resource to continue operations, grow, and improve. Perhaps if commercial entities are using these projects they should contribute using a form of micropayments, somewhat in the same manner advertising is supported.
There are many projects that provide a valuable resource. Funds are required to continue operations, grow, and improve. Perhaps if commercial entities are using these projects they should contribute using a form of micropayment, somewhat in the same manner advertising is supported.
Lets use Wikimedia as an example. If a corporate hosted web site refers users to a WikiMedia article, and someone triggers that link, then that would trigger a micropayment to Wikimedia. Wikimedia gains an audience and if it also “advertises” its sponsors, just as public radio and TV does, the micropayment contribution is worth the good word.
Just thinking out loud….
Sorry Wikimedia. No micropayment on above link to your article. WordPress doesn’t pay me for drawing clicks to their site.
Terje Rypdal – Avskjed