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[REBOL] Re: REBster

From: meta:dimensional at: 10-May-2001 11:53

Ammon Cooke wrote:
> Well, ok it is a good idea *if* the artists except it. Sorry for the OT > stuff here, if you want to continue this please reply to my private email > address.
I agree artists have the right to choose how their work is distributed. For some, free distribution may fit into their business plan, for others free distribution may wreck their business plan. One size doesn't fit all, so it would be a good thing if any new digital distribution system would be flexible enough to handle more than one case. I don't think it's off topic if we're talking about setting up a Napster-like file sharing structure with REBOL. Wouldn't it be cool to go one better and create a file sharing system that makes it easy for those artists who want to share music for free to do so, while allowing those who want to charge something for their work to do so? This goes beyond music into the realm of other digital work such as software, movies, etc. It's a big topic. Many ramifications. For example, some people may want to offer REBOL code examples for free, while others may want to charge a buck or two. I would not mind paying a few bucks for code I really need if it saves me hours of work or long searches through the currently incomplete documentation. (I already feel great about contributing to the REBOL economy by buying REBOL/View Pro.) Can't hurt to discuss these issues up front, IMHO. Best Regards, -Jamie