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[REBOL] Re: technology behind Morpheus ....

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 30-Oct-2001 12:17

Hi John, << Not to be overlooked is that you'll already have a Hailstorm-like 30M active user accounts. That's so cool. >> Right! Now how do we get paid when people use our services or apps? If there is a transparent mechanism in there, developers will flock to it IMO and you'll have all the content you can handle. << Also, both companies (FastTrack and Morpheus) are being sued by the RIAA. Their future is pretty uncertain. More incentive to make the transition to Groove-competitor ASAP. >> An excellent point. Here's a news snippet about them getting away from just music sharing: 'The move appeared to be one attempt to establish that the software has substantial non-infringing uses, a legal term of art that can protect whole technologies from being ruled illegal. The VCR, for example, was protected by the courts in a suit by movie studios because it can be used for many things other than making copies of copyrighted movies.' So, it's up to us to create those "substantial non-infringing uses" with REBOL. The question(s) are what and how? RT and StreamCast must have some core concepts laid out about how this is all going to work and, if they want some REBOL apps ready to roll along with them, they will need to let us know how to build them so they fit in there as seamlessly as possible and exploit the new world paradigm. --Gregg