[Tfug] Microsoft reportedly wants open source software users topa y rolyalties

George Cohn gwcohn at simplybits.net
Thu May 17 19:14:37 MST 2007

Joe Blais wrote:

> "click charges" is a term I've heard, kind of implying more than just the
> running of a single application, but the individual things that you might do
> with it.

That's also a philosophy from the early days of Xerox.  Copiers were 
leased on a cost per page printed and the salesmen questioned a lot of 
the research at PARC saying, "Where's the click?"  IE: how are we going 
to be able to charge per use for it?

Maybe MS read the book as well?  ;-)

George Cohn

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