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How to make a profit on open source intelectual property?

I loved the Cesar Harada talk, he mentionned that he believes that it is important to make a profit to advance technology but he allso believes that ideas should be created trough an open souced platform developped with the knowledge of people.

  • Jul 6 2012: Very interesting thought, and I think that with the advent of social media, and places like TED, it is alot easier to create an open forum where ideas are shared/debated/criticized.

    For an entreprenuer, profit is what he/she makes for coming up with the idea, and taking the risk to bring that product to fruition.

    So even if ideas were open sourced, I still think it takes a special sorta person to bring that product to reality, to market it, to sell it, etc and this is what profit will be based on.