July 10, 2006

Shameless Self Promotion

A new site, Cambrian House, has finally gone and made the dreams of all the speculators in the open source community into a real business.

It's like Open Source, but with money!
Cambrian House's mission is to discover and commercialize
software ideas through the wisdom and participation of crowds.
Contributors earn royalties, sharing in the success of the products.

People submit ideas. The ideas participate in "Idea Warz". (I'm not a fan of the spelling choice there.) And the strongest ideas as voted on by the community go into a development process. The development process will be community based as well.

I think it is a great application of the ideas to monetize open source software that have been floating around for a long time. In fact, I've put up some ideas myself. Click on the icons below to see just how silly some of them can be (and VOTE for them if you like them).

Support My Idea at Cambrian House Internet TV Portal

Support My Idea at Cambrian House Computers for Everyone

Support My Idea at Cambrian House Real Estate Agent Rankings

Support My Idea at Cambrian House Beyond Blogging to Reporting

Support My Idea at Cambrian House Online Music Storage, Manipulation & Sharing.

The only thing I have to complain about so far is the 1000 character restriction for posting ideas. In understand the need to keep the initial submissions concise, but some of the ideas I come up with are more fully fleshed out.

Posted by MRN aka "The Husband" at July 10, 2006 09:41 PM | TrackBack

Hey hey hey MRN - I love selfless self promotion!

I just voted for your Real Estate Agent Ranking system (could have used that a few years ago).

We are working on ways of allowing idea submitters to add more information about their ideas (we know you have lots to say).

Keep blogging good luck in the idea warz battles.

Cheers - JR

Posted by: JR at July 12, 2006 08:37 AM

I too have engaged in shameless self promotion. Good luck with your ideas. I will follow the links now and have a squizz. I agree re: 1000 word limit, although it does force me to think hard about the core functionality of what I am suggesting. Peripheral details can sometimes cloud a clean simple idea

Posted by: gareth at July 12, 2006 09:34 AM