Subject: Re: Communities as the new IPR?
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 12:15:14 -0500

Brian Behlendorf writes:
 > If one believes "communities are the new IPR", then being the center of 
 > a new community built around one's offerings might have more value than 
 > being a new entrant into a pre-existing community built around other 
 > people's offerings.

Hrm.  Gratuitious wheel reinvention seem undesirable from a social
policy point of view.  On the other hand, how do you know it's
gratuitious?  If we were wise enough to answer that question, we
wouldn't need competitive markets.

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