Commodore Shares...

From: Mr. Self Destruct <>
Date: Sun Jul 20 22:22:12 1997

On Sun, 20 Jul 1997, Richard A. Cini, Jr. wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Jul 1997 10:09:19 -0500 (CDT) wrote:
> >>Would this be for proffit or non-proffit purposes?
> Well, if we have to pay real $ for the info, we should try to make a
> reasonable return. I'm not really considering remanufacturing anything in any
> quantities, but just in case we need to, we can.

I agree. Why would anyone pay ANY money for shares if they knew that
everything would ultimately become public domain.

> >>I could see purchasing the rights to the C=64 and setting them free as
> public domain. Perhaps raise the money to do it by selling "shares" of
> ownership in the rights to C= enthusiasts. That way, emulators can use
> original C= ROM code without copyright infringement, and "Build Your Own
> Commie 64" kits could be a possibility.

Or, even more attractive, build your own C=65 kits (or build your own 900
Unix machine, etc.etc.)

> Since the rights would be purchased by the computing community, they'd belong to the computing
> community.<<
> I don't necessarily have a problem with this. If this ever comes to pass (a
> slim chance at best), we can make provisions for emulator licenses.

The keyword being licenses here. No one asks anyone on here to work for
free and likewise, no one should be expected to shell out their hard
earned cash for the "greater computing good." Sure, Commodore went
bye-bye a LONG time ago but the rights to some of that stuff still won't
be cheap...

> >>I don't see much of a point to owning the rights to such things in a
> for-proffit mode. Except maybe just bragging rights...<<
> Mmmmm. What's wrong with a little bragging?? <g>

I don't see much point in buying something and then making it public
domain except maybe for throwing your money away. (Unless of course, if
we're talking $1 a share here)

> >>"Hey, baby... I own the exclusive rights to manufacture the Commodore
> Plus 4. Want to go back to my place for a drink?"<<
> ;-) Sounds like Austin Powers!
> ------------------------
> Rich Cini/WUGNET
> - ClubWin Charter Member (6)
> - MCPS Windows 95/Networking

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