[Cc-bizcom] Greetings list!
Marshall Van Alstyne
marshall at MIT.EDU
Fri Sep 17 15:45:25 EDT 2004
At 05:30 AM 9/16/2004, Rob Myers wrote:
> >There is actually less and less of this kind of behavior because the
> >publishers as a group are becoming more aware of the concept of shared
> >utility. There's an economic incentive for them to collaborate - they
> >all want to use each other's work. This is a social impetus, not a
> >license-driven trend, and if someone proves a business model that shows
> >disregarding the value of the "cathedral" makes money, it could be lost.
> >But so far, the trend has been in a positive direction.
>One of the stated aims of this list is to come up with an economic model
>for this sort of thing (I think, I'm not an economist). Do you think it's
>possible to quantify the effects of the OGL on WotC's revenue stream, or
>is that the wrong way of looking at the equation?
Let me echo Rob's observation here. We're definitely interested in
quantifying/modeling dimensions of this.
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