Mimblewimble: How a Stripped-Down Version of Bitcoin Could Improve… | Bitcoin Magazine

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/mimblewimble-how-a-stripped-down-version-of-bitcoin-could-improve-privacy-fungibility-and-scalability-all-at-once-1471038001/

Older article from 2016

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Open Source Business Model

is a phrase that has been thrown around at times and applies to many existing examples like RedHat, Cloudera and others.


If you’re thinking about starting a company, don’t let the tail wag the dog. Start with the question “how can I deliver value for customers” and work backward from that. Then piece together the open source components you’ll need for your ultimate solutions that deliver value and construct your software supply chain. At this point, you may decide, like Red Hat, that you want the benefits of collaborative development, or you may decide, like Cloudera, that you want at least some of that to be entirely under your control. The point is you can make that choice without the baggage of “let’s monetize ‘X’”. You’ll be much happier with your choice.

https://medium.com/@johnmark/open-source-business-models-considered-harmful-2e697256b1e3

Open Source Business Model, is discussed in a few places by a few authors and their position is that there is not one of “these” and I would suggest that their perspective is skewed by their pre-existing conditioning from their own experiences. I think there are many entrepreneurs that are working in and with Open Source in various ways.

Lots of interesting ideas none the less.

https://www.linux.com/blog/4-quadrants-open-source-entrepreneurship

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via PolyglotPersistence  (excerpt follows)

In 2006, my colleague Neal Ford coined the term Polyglot Programming, to express the idea that applications should be written in a mix of languages to take advantage of the fact that different languages are suitable for tackling different problems. Complex applications combine different types of problems, so picking the right language for the job may be more productive than trying to fit all aspects into a single language.

My programming career began in 1980, as a hobby growing up and an older brother mentoring me during his summer and holiday, etc. visits. Those are fond memories and I miss talking and being around him.  Just like I miss our Dad.

Aside from having a lengthy personal history of being at the keyboard or wielding a soldering iron and other various tools through elementary, into high school and through college to this day.

Being a polyglot with computer languages is rooted in my background designing and building actual hardware from the ground up. Yes, I am One of Those Guys. I Love to Tinker with Things. Love Life and The Adventures of Living.

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Open Source is Taking Over the World Survey Says…

http://www.northbridge.com/open-source-taking-over-software-world-survey-says

It’s been recognized that software is eating the world,” said Michael Skok, general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners. “Our survey points to the fact that open source is eating the software world

Open Source does not suffer from intrinsic entropy of development that plagues Closed Source Systems.

Open Source has better chance of long term survival due to the concept of “forking” the code base.

Open Source is also “more democratic” than Closed Source Systems historically.

Many consultants and organizations love to cite market share.

Using an “Open Source Cooperative Business Model” is the foundation for future businesses.

https://open.coop/2018/04/03/making-of-the-coop-cloud/

  1. Freemium
  2. Low Cost
  3. Medium Cost
  4. High Cost

Features that are unique to the system and involve Human Intervention to program the Features are applied in stages or levels at each of the levels beyond 1: these other levels generate revenue and the community of cooperative member-owners vote on Features & Benefits that they would like to have in the System.

The Freemium Level will obviously come with the Seed Server which you purchase and receive the first 2 levels of Software.

Base Cost of Hardware (Seed Server) + $29.95 per month after the first year with option for annual renewal, $299.99 when included with the Server.

$2002.69  (Spec in development)

WIP (30/08/2018)

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Open Source Social Network

https://joinmastodon.org/

Setting up your own Mastadon instance puts your DATA back in your hands where it belongs.

 

 

Universal Design: Make it a Core Competency in Industry and Trade

  • Architects
  • Civil Engineers
  • City Planners
  • Interior Designers
  • Construction Project Managers
  • Product Designers

Should all be required to have Universal Design as a part of their curriculum of their respective College or University and let us be frank. Those same  public institutions are not as “accessible” as we might think they are.

We have standards for a reason. There are most industries that regularly handle the Critical Path to achieve a solution that is a best for a scenario.

We’ll see how things unfold with SidewalkToronto and they are still in the very early stages. Hopefully their efforts will be adopted globally, not just Nationally or within the City.

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Building channels of data…

Data can and SHOULD have an expiry date outside of our sphere of control. The European Union has tackled this. The Canadian governments have attempted to deal with this.

By using Open Source, and requiring all publicly funded software systems that handle people’s personal data should be required to use Open Source Software and Data Principles is one way.

This has been quietly happening in many governments and corporations.

Now the conversations you have are yours to manage even when you’re chatting. This is why I use Signal

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