"control of open source project"
Posted Jul 14, 2003 14:09 UTC (Mon) by alanf
That is an interesting collection of rights:
the trademark, the company, the client contracts, the www site and the CVS access.
Which suggests a way to reward contributions. Form a company owning these and issue shares of this company to source code, documentation or infrastructure contributers. The shares will initially be worthless, but if the project succeeds they could be highly valuable - henced they would act like share options - as an incentive to contribute more. I expect this has already been tried - does anyone know of cases this has been tried?
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