Creative Commons Cargo Bikes

XYZ CARGO designs and manufactures bicycles in Hamburg and Copenhagen using a novel and humane business model:

Fair pricing: We ask ourselves how to give access to XYZ CARGOs to as many people as possible and how to do this in a fair and symbiotic way. We wouldn’t try to get the biggest profit, but balance a fee for our work with the costs and the time we have invested. All persons should be able to access XYZ CARGOs in a way, that fits both: their means and their needs.

We offer a range of ways to get hold of a XYZ CARGO: we sell readymade, assembled cycles and we arrange workshops for those who want to build their XYZ CARGO themselves. Finally people can also build their XYZ CARGOs from scratch on their own, according to the Creative Commons license above. However we do not give away blueprints for the commercial models.

Being “fair and symbiotic” are excellent business goals.

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Khürt Williams on October 11, 2018 - 00:11 Permalink

I’m not sure “fair” has an objective definition. There are over 8 billion people on the planet. I doubt we could get a minority of that number to agree on a what “fair” means.