AttentionProperty (ThoughtStorms)

Context : OnProperty

EricRaymond defines an alternative notion of ownership for OpenSource / FreeSoftware. It's the right to be known as the creator of this "gift" to the community. To earn the attention or egoboo for it. (See TheFreeSoftwarePhenomenon)

I'll call this attention property. It's not quite the same as attention which is the term I'll use for an actual sort of stuff, which lubricates a kind of economy. Attention property stands for the kind of rights you think you have (or demand to have) over something. Not a right to restrict it's distribution, but a right to be recognised.

As it becomes impossible to trap ideas in scarce media-tokens (like CDs or Videos), we may very well see more of this :


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