21 Mar 2002 stefan   » (Master)

tk, property exists as a relationship we (human beings) establish. It's a contract. I'v never heared anybody deny the existence of intellectual property. The question is whether its existence is something we consider worth preserving, i.e. whether it makes the world a better place than not having it.

In this respect, it's important to consider Microsoft's argument seriously, although it is by no means a new one. It's the old dogma about human nature and its need for (material) incentives to be creative. For a nice treatment of that topic, you may want to read this paper.

Talking about project management (issue tracking, etc.), I came across this interesting tool, which renders a structured document interactive by various means.

I'm now pondering about how to enhance this idea further, based on docbook (the xsl stylesheets by ndw are nicely modular and extensible, so decorating the generated html with external references to tools such as a wiki would be a first start...), or a real issue tracker (I'm having a keen eye on scarab.

If anybody has seen other similar tools, or is thinking about working on such a tool, please get in touch !

Exploring how to combine different metaphors and paradigms together is always something I enjoy...

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