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Thurston Howell III and Open Source Economics
by John D. Mitchell
September 2, 2004
What do examples of post-fiat economics have to do with open source?


The Mises Institute has published an interesting article on The Monetary Economics of Thurston Howell III (the rich character on the campy TV show, Gilligan's Island).

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to figure out how these examples of post-fiat economics apply to the free / open-source software.

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John D. Mitchell is the Chief Architect of Krugle -- a search engine for developers. Along with developing and rescuing distributed enterprise systems, John advises investors and executives on technology and high-tech companies. Over the past 15 years, he has been the CTO of ElasticMedia,, jGuru and the MageLang Institute. John co-authored "Making Sense of Java: A Guide for Managers and the Rest of Us." He was the founder and contributing editor of the "Tips & Tricks" column at JavaWorld. John writes extensively on complex systems, development processes, computer languages and protocols, parsing and translating, and technological business risk management.

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