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Open Software Market™

Pain Story

Software development costs a lot and still ends up with a bunch of bugs. Developers are frustrated because they can tell there's a problem: the development process is managed in a way that is very counterproductive.

There's a systemic problem in the way software is developed in most companies: the process is fundamentally flawed. Business relationships with software developers breakdown through issues with communication, roles, scope, timelines, and productivity.

Grand Vision

As a leader in business, what if you could get business problems and other real world problems solved without the current issues inherent to managing developers? As a developer, what if you could have everything you need to develop, without the usual pain associated with going through a corporation to do it?

Open Software Market

We propose OSM (Open Software Market), a system to facilitate people to:
  • Inspire: Think of great ideas? Share to find out which will fly
  • Influence: Aware of needs? Promote the ideas that you know have value
  • Create: Earn incentives to implement your choices from a variety of valuable ideas
OSM would let members of the general public bid to buy and sell shares of open intellectual property, possibly using digital currency. (OSM would start by supporting software development projects, and could possibly expand for other types of intellectual property.)

Differentiators

Other ideas including Open Source, consulting firms, freelance portals, and Agile, may be helpful, but don't give us the whole answer to the software development pain. OSM is different:
  • Open Software Shares: Creative workers would get a direct monetary incentive to publish their valuable work; and they wouldn't need to sell T-shirts or something to monetize it 
  • Blockchain Attribution: OSM would use advanced encryption technology to ensure incentives made it to the appropriately authenticated inventors

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