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January 10th, 2003 - Open Knowledge

Jan. 10th, 2003

12:39 am - Seat License: coming to a bus stop near you!

new seat license

From Steve Mann's Wearcam.org seat sale:

Across from the internet chair is a VGA television display on a TV stand, which displays the following message:

WARNING! Your seating license WILL EXPIRE in 5 seconds! Please get off the chair when the buzzer sounds.

Swipe credit card or government issued photo ID card to download a FREE Seating License.

Your card is for identification purposes only. The seating is FREE!!!

By swiping your card, you agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

Your swipe indicates your agreement to these Terms and Conditions of use.

If you do not agree to our Terms and Conditions, remain standing and do not swipe your card through the card reader!

When a credit card or ID card is swiped, the following displays:

________________________________________
Thank you for agreeing to our Terms and
Conditions of use.
________________________________________

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12:50 am - Rational Street Performer Protocol

Rational Street Performer Protocol

Paul Harrison -- pfh@csse.monash.edu.au

(revised 25/11/02)
Introduction

The Street Performer Protocol was proposed by Kelsey and Schneier as a way of generating private funding for public works. It is particularly relevant to the production of information goods.

One objection that can be made about the Street Performer Protocol is that contributors do not seem to gain a reward (in terms of production of the public work) in proportion to their contribution. This means that it makes sense to freeload, and just wait for other people to put up the money.

In this web-page I propose a variation on the Street Performer Protocol in which it is rational to contribute money towards the production of the public work. I call this the Rational Street Performer Protocol. This protocol evolved out of discussions in the Melbourne University Information Economics group.

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