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Monday, April 12, 2004

Avalanche - corporate co-op for technology

Interesting article in the April 12th Wall Street journal about this group, a co-op formed by a number of very large corporations for join ownership of technology IP. Each member will pay a yearly fee (the article cited $30k/year, and can contribute existing technology IP (or I guess other IP).

In return all members have full license to use ALL IP donated to the cooperative. The idea being that the cooperative could also arrange for the development of core business applications and tools, with the costs and risks shared by all of the members, eventually potentially including products to compete with Windows and Office perhaps.

I like the overall model and I think it warrents further study and attention. I will also probably try to get someone from the co-op to attend MeshForum which afterall is about "Connecting Networks", of which a corporate owned Co-op may be one of the more interesting models of a network I have encountered in quite a while.

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Shannon John Clark (email me), b. 1974.

Male (to hold off the assumptions), currently in Chicago, IL.
I am active on many other forums and sites around the Internet. If I am online, feel free to Skype me.
You are also welcome to connect with me on Omidyar Networks on LinkedIn or Ryze.com and my blog on Ecademy or see more about me at MeshForum or my corporate site, JigZaw . I also maintain piecing IT together, as my corporate blog for JigZaw Inc.