Congratulations! Your Website is Worth $1,950,175.
One report put its value at almost $7 million!!
Of course, that assumes a willing buyer and a willing seller. Jim seems uninclined to sell. And I’ve seen a forum site lose 90% of it’s users due to unwise changes by a new buyer. It was a textbook example of how to pee off a user community and lose most of the value of a web site.
That FR is valuable is pretty much beyond question. But FR’s inherent cash value seems like something that Jim would want to pass down to his family, or borrow against in a family emergency. That could explain why he merely says he hopes they carry on with FR when he is gone.
We might need to stay focused on the only way Jim wants money to flow into FR and that is donations.
FReeper Albion Wilde suggested a separate and independent Foundation that can raise money and donate it FreeRepublic.com. I like that idea a lot.
I suppose we could raise money and then Jim could spit in our eye and tell us no but I bet he wouldn’t... ;0)