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  • How do you do something worth shares if you need shares to get access to the source in the first place?

    • Good question. There are a few ways:

      1) The founder releases an older/initial version for zero cost. You download it for free and earn shares by filing bug reports or writing docs or helping others in a forum.

      2) Expect some users will share the source for free outside the community and people accessing that free stream will want to join back into the community.
        1. Making people do drudgework before they can do any of the cool stuff they’re actually interested in is not conducive to attracting a community, is it?

        2. If you tacitly acknowledge that people must violate the central “shares grant access” concept in order to make it viable, isn’t that self-defeating?

        • I never said it was a *good* idea, did I? :-)
          • Believe me, I know a lot about the disappointment of neat ideas with fatal holes in them. :-) All I can say is sorry, even though I only found the hole, I didn’t make it. I was hoping that you might have a good counter.