spillner at kde.org
Thu Oct 25 01:10:58 BST 2012
:: Aaron J. Seigo Mittwoch 24 Oktober 2012
> * it is not limited to (or even focused on) software, but any digital
I'd like to encourage you to go further and drop the restriction to "digital"
assets eventually. Many people use their computer to buy or share real stuff
online. There are increasingly attempts to make this possible via free
infrastructure (e.g. http://cirandas.net/search/products), all with their own
user interfaces, but also with programmatic interfaces waiting to be connected
It should be easily possible to define asset content models and delivery
options to cover this diversity in a multi-market frontend. While for most
digital assets the delivery option may be "download" or "subscribe", for
services like cloud storage it may be "create an account" (or "replicate at my
own infrastructure" for the better ones), and for products like used bikes it
may be "send it over to me". All of these delivery options would be associated
with a webpage to proceed in the most simple case, and there would be
corresponding wizards to add new offers which stay under the user's control
and are merely propagated to any selected market.
No desktop is currently able to capture this multiplicity, but it seems
worthwhile to try.
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