Half-Open Source

by zunguzungu

Why couldn’t there be a middle ground between open source and closed content, like, for example, the first thousand clicks get turned away and then it becomes open to all? That way, you preserve a certain measure of built in profit motive for copyrighted content (you create a temporary demand for the hard copy), while also allowing content to be freely distributable once the original shine is off it. That’s got to be better than the current situation, right?