Sheesh. Read the Bloody Article. Yeah, RAH's a nice guy, but The Bits Shall
Set You Free.
The point of this note to FoRK is that the Superdistribution stuff is very
nicely done indeed. If you want more than the web, check out the book,
which is also great.
Start thinking like BillG: "If I could only get 2 cents everytime someone
reboots Windows..." :-)
PS. This note is also aimed at certain FoRK trolls. You know who you are,
> From: Brad Cox <email@example.com>
> To: Robert Hettinga <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Posting Copyrighted material on DCSB: please don't.
> Date: Friday, December 20, 1996 10:41 AM
> At 10:00 A -0400 12/20/96, Robert Hettinga wrote:
> >I think I get this. I think you're talking about IBM's "encryptolope"
> >system, here. Frankly, once the money changes hands, and I've decrypted
> >message, what's to keep me from spamming the planet with it, if I think
> >it's important enough?
> No relation to cryptolopes. That just another way of paying for
> of copies (using encryption to get copy from free gibbberish).
> Superdistribution means charging for USES, not COPIES.
> >>Really, read the book, or the articles at
> >>http://www.virtualschool.edu/mon. Start with the IEEE article, Objects
> >So many papers, so little time. :-) Frankly, it can probably be
> >here on this list in a few sentences, so I'll wait for that instead.
> I've explained in a few sentences. Charge for USES, not COPIES.
> if you will. If that nutshell description doesn't get it across for you,
> READ THE BLOODY ARTICLE (now I am shouting).
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