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RE: Greetings

ProZ.com uses a point system called browniz, which 
translators can earn, by doing things for the community (like 
uploading glossaries), and can use, to access community 
services (like online glossaries).

Among other things, these new currencies will allow us, 
perhaps for the first time, to quantify the relationship between 
brownie points and mojo.


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1/9/02 12:23:33 PM, Billy Tanksley <btanksley@xxxxxxxx> 

>From: Andrew Pam [mailto:xanni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>>The purpose of having a royalty system is because there is 
>>amount of content of a distinctly different type that is 
presently not
>>readily available online (or at least not legally):  Valuable 
>>created by people whose primary source of income is 
content creation
>>and who cannot afford to feed, clothe and house 
themselves if they give
>>their creative efforts away for free.  Most of the existing 
>>content on the
>>Internet is created by people who can afford to give it 
away at no cost
>>since they derive their income from other sources.
>This is a little off-topic, but have you guys checked out the 
>system in Mojonation (http://www.mojonation.net)?  
Essentially, they created
>a system whereby you pay using an invented currency, called 
'mojo'.  Mojo
>can be produced by anyone, but it has value according to 
what it can be used
>for; Mojonation itself produces one currency, which is of use 
to pay for
>their services, while a bandwidth provider could produce 
another to provide
>for its services.  Like real currency, exchange rates would 
form, some mojo
>would be universally acceptable (and thus act as money) 
while others would
>trade at a discount.  You can pay for content, storage, 
>processing time, almost anything the network can offer.
>>	Andrew Pam

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