by Mike Masnick
Thu, Apr 30th 2009 5:50pm
A few different people have sent in this story about how the developers behind Miro, an open source video watching software, are experimenting with a different sort of business model to support the development of the software: adopt a line of code. It's a cute little gimmick, but it is a creative way to get some attention and give people an additional benefit for supporting the project. They even offer a little widget that you can use to show off the line of code you adopted. I'm not sure how well this will work longterm, since it's more about the gimmick than providing some sort of scarce value, but it's still worth noting.
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