VRM is built on a few simple principles.
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (Don't Reinvent the Wheel)
- Reciprocity & Everybody Wins
Work from the perspective of the end-user. Users should control who, how, and what happens throughout the entire process. The process should create value for the user first, vendors and others second. Note that by creating value for users, there should be plenty to go around. See Reciprocity.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Don't Reinvent the Wheel. A lot of technology and solutions have already been developed to address various pieces of our online world. When possible, reuse existing tech and learn from prior experiences. That means researching what has already been done and integrating the past whenever possible.
Reciprocity & Everybody Wins
VRM should create value for everyone in the value chain. Although the focus is on the user (see User-centricity), each link in the relationship should come out better after implementing a VRM Protocol. When everbody wins, it will be much easier to convince everyone to participate.
This is a very early draft. I encourage corrections and addendums. Especially from our fearless leader. =) Joe.andrieu 00:29, 2 February 2007 (EST)