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Dev Cloud

Dev Cloud™ is a software product that provides an incentive for developing valuable software by facilitating trading shares of software.
  1. A site where stakeholders can buy and sell shares of software projects to earn returns, and to vote to influence decision-making, for software development
  2. A site where software developers can sell shares of their software projects to receive a financial incentive to develop software
Observation: There is a problem with closed source that it stifles innovation. There is a problem with free software that it lacks providing a direct financial incentive. If we could find a way to provide a direct financial incentive for free software, we could greatly promote innovation. (Much more could be said on these summary statements. Please comment for more information.)

The Vision: All kinds of people interested in a certain kind of software being developed could pay to influence development of that kind of software. Developers could be paid for the development work they do. The resulting, highly innovative, software would free and open for everyone.

Roles: Each user could hold one or multiple roles (stakeholder, administrator, developer) at the same time.

Units of work: Each project has a backlog of stories, with a specific priority from top to bottom. Any user can introduce a story, but new stories go to the bottom of the backlog.

Estimates: Developers estimate a number of shares a story is worth.

Decisions: Stakeholders can vote to elect administrators. Administrators decide which stories to move toward the top of the backlog, to be worked first. Administrators decide whether to accept or reject finished work on a story when developers have it done. If it is accepted, the changes in the story become part of the software and the shares for the story are provided to the developers.

Verified Author: Serafino Software
Maturity:  Idea 
Type: Software Product
Date Claimed: 25 July 2017

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