The Green Commerce Model
draft-stein-green-commerce-model-00

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Abstract

This memo defines a 'Green Model' for information commerce using the Internet. In this model, the information merchant carries all risk of non-payment. By shifting the risk of non-payment, we do not require guarantees of credit worthiness for a merchant. This allows every participant to be both a buyer and a merchant of information on the Internet. Transactions relating to accounting and settlement are performed through either the exchange of store-and-forward messages (using the 'application/green-commerce' format defined in [1]), or interactive protocol exchanges (using the 'Simple Green Commerce Protocol' defined in [2]).

Authors

Einar Stefferud (stef@nma.com)
Marshall Rose (mrose+mtr.mxcomp@dbc.mtview.ca.us)
Nathaniel Borenstein (nborenst@us.ibm.com)
Lee Stein (lstein@fv.com)

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