I love working in a kind of flexible/ad-hoc way on open source projects, I would love to explore if paid projects could be delivered like this.
Instead of project timelines, estimates, roles, deliverables, etc. just start with a git repo and build up a (paid) community of contributors over time.
Deciding how to split funds is tricky, I had a few thoughts here about using a variation of score voting for it https://social.coop/@nicksellen/101031811546850939
We have a democratic process for users to propose and vote on new features.
We could develop a system where devs who implement user proposals would be rewarded according to:
- How much users value the feature according to a democratic process.
- How much other devs value the effort according to score-voting your proposing.
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