[NetBehaviour] Pall Thayer work for sale

Kamen Nedev kamennedev at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 20:21:02 CET 2008

Me, I'd set up an *astonishing* price and a mind-blowing EULA.  Bog  
it down with the clumsiest imaginable DRM.  Set up different licences  
(single user, multiple-machine, etc.).

Max. three re-installs, then you need a new licence.


Might work out, just as a performance piece.

Now, seriously.

A nice way to set up a deal is as a donation.

Otherwise, and without getting cynical, you can sell a certain  
guarantee - a support service, for example.

The free software economic model seems to work... Slowly, but it does.

Good luck,



On 18/11/2008, at 17:33, patrick simons wrote:

> (Reposted as act of friendlyness by patrick simons..sorry)
> I
> 've got some work for sale. Here's the long and short of it.
> I'm going to be exhibiting a piece of mine called Exist.pl (some of
> you may remember it as it was developed via discussions here on the
> list as well as other lists) at the MakeArt festival in France in a
> couple of weeks. The work will also be exhibited as part of the Piksel
> festival in Bergen, Norway. Here in Iceland we have what's called The
> Center for Icelandic Art. Their job is to provide financial assistance
> to artists taking their work abroad. They're the only source for
> travel grants for short trips like this one. I applied, I got rejected
> (with no explanation of why), I have this nagging feeling that they
> don't "get" this type of art. So what I would like to do now, is to
> sell copies of this work to get some funds towards the trip (I had
> already bought flight tickets before I got rejected). The work
> consists of a piece of software running on a computer. It doesn't
> produce any output but it's doing a lot of background work. So to
> provide the viewer with some information on what's going on, four A2
> sized posters, displaying the source code at various stages of the
> softwares development, will be displayed.
> The software itself is free under the GPL license and lives at
> http://code.google.com/p/existpl
> But I have for sale a limited edition of twenty sets of these posters.
> I'll only sell them in sets. There are four posters in the set. These
> are signed and numbered, high quality color prints suitable for
> framing. Ideally, they would be displayed in a row on a wall with a
> computer nearby to run the software when the owner chooses (but this
> entirely up to the purchaser of the work). You can see a small version
> of what they look like at the following URLs:
> http://pallit.lhi.is/~palli/code1.pdf
> http://pallit.lhi.is/~palli/code2.pdf
> http://pallit.lhi.is/~palli/code3.pdf
> http://pallit.lhi.is/~palli/code4.pdf
> The price is $50 per set. If I manage to sell all twenty sets, this
> will provide enough to cover printing and mailing costs, with the
> remainder being approximately what I applied for from The Center for
> Icelandic Art.
> On top of being colorful and thought provoking, they create an
> interesting visual pattern when lined up together.
> Please contact me offlist if you're interested.
> Pall Thayer
> --
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> Pall Thayer
> artist
> http://www.this.is/pallit
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