Loved this article and the conversations generated around responses. The better-than-free business and economic model is hard to get our minds around at first, but after a while it makes perfect sense, and gives real hope in the future. I myself have pursued and had patents in the past, but now looking around, can see the problems licensing of all kinds is causing. Once you become aware of it, you start to notice every instance of things the world and humanity are missing out on, and it is a hell of a lot. I have one small quibble; resources are not scarce at all if we reverse the tendency to hoard and make scarce. There’s way more than enough to go round every single soul on the planet, if we are all pulling together, instead of struggling to gain advantage. In fact the more the merrier. People themselves generate value.