[seqfan] Re: OEIS license: CC by-sa option?

Ron Hardin rhhardin at att.net
Mon Dec 6 18:41:10 CET 2010

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----- Original Message ----
> From: Alonso Del Arte <alonso.delarte at gmail.com>
> To: Sequence Fanatics Discussion list <seqfan at list.seqfan.eu>
> Sent: Mon, December 6, 2010 11:58:08 AM
> Subject: [seqfan] Re: OEIS license: CC by-sa option?
> The goal of the license, in my opinion, should be twofold:
> 1) To provide  unhindered access to honest researchers; and
> 2) To deter charlatans from  profiting who contribute neither work nor
> creativity.

I think that worrying about free-riders is misguided.  The chief thing is load 
on the website.

As to somebody else building a better site based on it, more power to them.  
Competition for better quality and more usefulness is good.

An interesting podcast on intellectual property in general, and why it might not 
empirically be a good idea, links off of

Chiefly you get monopoly rent-seeking from intellectual property, without any 
increase in invention, is the idea.

Maybe preventing monopoly rent-seeking ought to be the plan.

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