Software Development Is A Scarce Good
from the development-costs... dept
So, if you're looking at business models, there are plenty that recognize this and help get people paid for the creation of content, rather than for trying to distribute copies of that content. We've talked, for example, about programs like Jill Sobule's and Marillion's, where they basically get fans to agree to fund the creation of new albums, with additional benefits offered to those who do so. Now, Chris Gruel points us to an example where a community bands together to put up a bounty to get a certain software application developed, with the first person who does receiving the bounty. In many ways, this is similar to our own business model with the Insight Community, where we pay people to develop insightful content. It's great to see more examples of this business model in practice.