|Category||Better Business / Better IT|
This is a project to develop the OS Dreams site itself. Its name is abbreviated from "Open Source Dreams", and the idea is similar to the Open Source software movement; the platform will provide a way for people to "open source" their dreams and get a community to help them build whatever they want - online or in the "real world", from making a web site about something through designing some gadget to building an orbital station at the L1 point off Earth... How will that work? You post the idea and try to build up a community around it to support it. The platform will provide you collaboration tools (discussion groups, file storage, project management etc.). Every project will be treated as a virtual company. People put in some work, they get "credits" for it and then these credits act as their "shares" in the projects - so that people who work more have more vote (potentially ousting the founder, but that's all right from the project's point of view - if he was really passionate about it, he would be putting in more work and would not lose control). The major feature though will be collaboration between different unrelated projects. If you want to help a project but have no competencies the project needs, you can put in some work for another project which does need your competencies; it will then owe you a favour which you can transfer to the project you want to support, to be used to "buy" the services of somebody else. In effect, the platform will be a "clearing house" for such favours, allowing people to contribute to causes they care about by doing work aligned with their competencies.
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|Date created||Dec. 27, 2012, 11:40 a.m.|