[cc-community] On the Impossibility of Sharing Hardware (was: The Liberated Pixel Cup: FSF + CC + OpenGameArt game authoring competition)

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Wed Apr 18 14:37:42 EDT 2012


On Wednesday 18 April 2012 13:56:04 Alan Cox wrote:
> > > For product it's not clear you can construct such
> > > an organisation. It's certainly impractical to build one without some
> > > Stasi like police force to control it.
> >
> > Yikes.  What would these vicious cops be enforcing?
>
> Stopping members reselling to non members. Otherwise your system will
> naturally evolve into one with some owners who resell to others at a
> profit margin, and you are back to the classic stock company.

Might it be possible to organize a company that held shares on behalf of 
shareholders such that customers got one share for each dollar spent with the 
company during the year. You get to vote the shares allotted to you due to 
your purchases at the agm that determines dividends. (Very rough idea here.)

There would be no shares held by anyone else. Just this customer pool.

all the best,

drew


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