interweb freedom

(formerly Stop Usage Based Billing)

New Business Models Needed

Posted by Laurel L. Russwurm on May 28, 2010

[thanks to Dr. Roy Schestowitz for providing the link to this awesome video.]

No Usage Based BillingThis is amazing.

THIS is why FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source Software) works.

It is also a very big part of why we need new business models, by explaining why old business models are becoming bankrupt. Rather than propping them up with ill advised legislation and inappropriate CRTC rulings, the old ways of doing business must either be adapted, or allowed to die out.

This animated talk by Dan Pink was brought to life by RSAnimate RSA Animate: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

If we want innovation, we need to throw away all the 18th century economic theory and change the way we do business.

The Canadian Government needs to take a look at this film. Especially if they want to encourage innovation.



If you haven’t already, sign the petition. There are only 10813 signatures signatures.

If you have already signed, who else should you be asking to sign?

That’s easy: anyone who uses the Internet.

Because Usage Based Billing will harm both Canadians and our Economy.

http://dissolvethecrtc.ca/

STOP Usage Based Billing

STOP Usage Based Billing



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2 Responses to “New Business Models Needed”

  1. RobertX said

    Hey everyone,

    I just borrowed a certain Linux documentation from the library. It’s called Revolution OS. It’s about the growth of Linux and how Linux’s business model can be adapted. According to Richard Stallman, the founder of GNU (GNU’s not Linux), the business model is founded upon principle.

    The people interviewed were: Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Eric Raymond, and Bruce Perens, to name a few.

    Many of the other good things were:
    1. Bill Gates going apeshit and writing a “f*ck you” letter
    to a Homebrewn Programming group. He accuses them of
    software piracy.
    2. How the interviewees react when the interviewer asks if
    their Free software idea is too Communist.
    3. There is actually a building in the States that prints
    the words: Computer Literacy Building. I would love to go
    there!

    This is a 2003 documentary, so I don’t know if this will help you help “Internet freedom fighting.” But I still suggest that you watch it. I think the Free Software model is the way to fight piracy, commercial piracy and casual piracy.

    I’m burning a copy of this; it’s too good to lose this! I love Linux, I love Free Software, and I love Penguins!

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