Hey everyone, we are drafting ideas about rapidly streamlining kickstarters for many many SAFE Apps Long term project.
The main idea of all this is to create a small crypto-fund for creating SAFE Apps. It would be like a single pot that the community and others can deposit into, and it gets used for funding as many small apps as possible for SAFE. The community can contribute, and then provide & vote on ideas for which types of Apps they want. Then the managers (or anyone) submit possible candidates to work on the apps. For example, I have gotten many devs familiar with SAFE & its frameworks, and I can also reccomend my SAFE-FS devs in this way. But anyone can apply to work on apps, just like anyone can deposit.
I imagine it going like this: The pot gets to a few hundred USD, and people post what kinds of apps they want. Then I and others look around for devs and conduct some interviews. We say the job is "X" and the budget is "X" ($50, $25, etc). Then they do the job, we verify it works as the community envisioned, and when they are happy we release the payment. Many websites facilitate exactly this, most namely Upwork.com
They have expressed lots of interest in app competitions, and perhaps we could merge efforts here. They have already agreed to fund app competitions, and this idea could multiply their efforts in a few ways. One is that they could possibly match all crypto sent to the community fund, so that there is twice as much to work with, and twice as many apps being made This model could also be replicated by @frabrunelle, @hunterlester, myself, and anyone else running a MaidSafe Meeting / Pod, because they could meet some min requirements like 5 entrants submitting open-source SAFE Apps, and then BAM they get $50 or $100 etc to give as a prize for their 1st place! Could help SAFE spread globally!
If the pot has trouble growing without incentives, there are many options that could be explored. One is that the apps would have to be posted on SAFE when live, and 10% of all coins get sent back to the original funding addresses. Another option is that all apps would HAVE to be Open-Source, so that anyone from the community could clone or work with these apps to make SafeCoin income of their own. This would enrich the open-source SAFE community in more ways than one.