As WUaS begins to develop further in a Berkeley Law class, I'm wondering how to begin valuing WUaS economically and financially.
My first approach, given WUaS's longstanding plans to build an endowment bigger than Harvard's (and possibly for each country's World University) - and given WUaS's plans to be in all countries and in their main and official languages, each an university, and to create flourishing wiki schools too for open teaching and learning in all 7,943 languages (http://glottolog.org/glottolog/language), and with AI and machine learning - would be to estimate Harvard's endowment at potentially around 50 billion dollars (the largest of any university in the world, as I understand this) and multiply this by 204 countries (per the 2008 Olympics) and then adjust for population size etc. So 50 billion dollars times 200 nation states equals 10 trillion U.S. dollars, as WUaS's plans for endowments for just the ~ 200 universities we plan to develop.
On top of this, WUaS would like to develop wiki schools in another ~ 7800 languages and each of these may have endowments too.
If WUaS decides to organize around schools within any given online university, for example, in the Japan World University and School in Japanese, WUaS has 36 academic departments, each of these actually schools, WUaS will factor this into endowments' generation too.
As further relevant material World University and School may want to share with our Berkeley Law "New Business Practicum," I began yesterday some "back of the envelope" or "in the blog" valuations of WUaS here - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/02/pomegranate-seeds-valuing-wuas-as-wuas.html (very rough and very early) - all of which may become relevant in collaborating with governments in all 204 countries in offering a free, MIT-centric, CC education in countries' main and official languages, - and in planning for a WUaS bookstore as well.
For example, China WUaS, with a population of about 4 times the US, - re their share of WUaS endowment generation could be around $200 billion or 4 times Harvard's endowment, which would be United States of America WUaS's target ($50 billion) for our own endowment here currently. These figures (10 trillion dollars just for the 204 universities, excluding the remaining ~ 7,800 wiki schools), large as they are, may begin to have implications for all kinds of legal and financial planning re "New Business Practicum."
The significant thing with the online WUaS bookstore, planned for all 7,943+ languages, is to create online markets for ALL of these languages, which might contribute to even regenerating the smaller languages and to online learning for matriculated and wiki-open learners and students. Each of these languages will begin as wiki subject pages/schools in each of those languages, as you probably know and based on this central SUBJECT TEMPLATE - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/WUaS_En_Wiki/index.php?title=Template:SUBJECT_TEMPLATE (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE) - so this is where the universitians will find the licensing. These online bookstores in all ~8000 languages will be accomplished with the internet and primarily in databases and eventually with AI.