I saw an article on Read/WriteWeb today about cofundus.org, a web site where people can chip in $to get open source software they’d like developed. The idea is that a bunch of people chip in money, and then together spec out a pieces of software. Then programmers offer proposals for developing the software. The funders vote on a programmer to take on the job. The programmer the gets paid if the funders agree he’s developed the right software, which must be open source licensed. So far the$ are pretty small, but it would be interesting to see this idea scale up …

John

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