Sharing business models

August 23, 2006


I’ve been asked by the lovely folk at OpenBusiness to contribute to their blog on a regular basis, and so I’ve kicked it off this week with a couple of posts. I’ll reblog them here too for reference, especially as the articles are summaries of a larger pool of research – which you can see on the wiki.

“OpenBusiness is a platform to share and develop innovative Open Business ideas- entrepreneurial ideas which are built around openness, free services and free access. The two main aims of the project are to build an online resource of innovative business models, ideas and tools, and to publish an OpenBusiness Guidebook.”

What a great idea.

My first posting is about the Bowie Bonds – where the Thin White Duke leased his back catalogue for 10 years in return for $55m. Simply a fantastic way to avoid the issues of copyright infringement in this online-peer-2-peer age – just sell on the risk..

The second posting is about the Relakks service, a VPN for anyone wanting anonymity online – which is apparently handy if you want to share pirated media. This has a downside as the article explains.

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