Subject: Re: IC's patent-pending technology
From: Thomas Lord <>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 13:37:05 -0700

I wonder if you could say a few words about what you want from
the open source community or how you think they should react.


> Supporting this is a major goal of what we are trying to do.   
> It is part of our vision related to the role of open source
> in promoting the progress of science and useful arts.
> I have asked Larry to develop legal and business models
> that will help us do this.   
> On September 26, 2006 03:20 am, Jamie Lokier wrote:
>> Thomas Lord wrote:
>>>    BUT, if without too many transaction costs, and with a capped risk, I
>>>    could innovate or author (patent or copyright) on top of Mr. Cameron's
>>>    invention  in  such  a way that I can help to support the price of his
>>>    public license and  get  a  cut of my own.
>> Imho that is an insight worth drawing attention to.  I would be quite
>> pleased to take that work further and get a bit of reward for myself
>> in the process.  Seems fair; seems like sharing based on invested
>> effort; seems like a motivator.  It's when doing that is effectively
>> forbidden that it seems rather unreasonable.
>> -- Jamie