Re: Cryonics and Mike Darwin continued...

Eugene Leitl (
Thu, 30 Sep 1999 19:34:57 -0700 (PDT)

OpenScience? Sure, but who is going to pay for your research budget (and your rent) today? I hear several people talking about it, sounds good. Now down to brasstacks: tell me how to do it.

Lee Daniel Crocker writes:

> taking advantage of your work. You'd also have a five-figure check in
> your hand from me (I realize that's not the biggest incentive, but I'm
> probably not the only one with this concern).

Even a small research facility on a meager budget takes several megabucks/year to run. This ain't software industry, where you can operate a startup out of your home and cooperate via xDSL/VPN. Can we count on several 100 people sustainably paying 10 k$/year, year after year? Big spenders? Where are they?

You develop a product, potentially applicable in a G$ market. What prevents the industry from simply taking the recipe off your website and use it without paying a penny of royalties to you?