While the company that constructs the first Semantic Content Management System will own a tremendous proprietary asset, its value will be limited if that company attempts to own the semantic structures that users create.
To derive the true value of an SCMS, it will be necessary to make public all the semantic directories and schema and standards that run on our SCMS. This should be enough to encourage creative programmers to begin to write new scripts and create new products that expand on the value of the SCMS.
This is not to say that everything processed by an SCMS is meant to be public. On the contrary, an SCMS should give us the ability to confidently store private and public information within the same directory system, knowing that only those items that are tagged as public will be listed within the public-facing directory of meaning.
Development of an SCMS could be undertaken as an open-source project just as easily as it could be created as a for-profit product. But at the very least, we should encourage others to make use of the value we create.