Subject: RE: Open Source Developer Exchange (Economics)
From: "Chris Maeda" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 16:33:17 -0400

 Tue, 29 Apr 2003 16:33:17 -0400
So the project management process seems well thought out
but I don't understand who your customer is.  What is it
that you will be doing better / faster / cheaper than
everyone else, and who is going to buy it?  

I guess in this case you also may want to say how you are 
different than the other failed experiments that you mention.
I believe they failed because they couldn't deliver solutions
faster and cheaper than the competition and the problem was
not inadequate project management infrastructure.

-----Original Message-----
From: Julius Steyn [] 
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 10:22 AM

We developed an Operating Model and business strategy based on the feedback,
research and challenges discussed in the summary essay that followed. Many
existing and past business models were investigated each have their own
unique characteristics, benefits and advantages. Some of the 13 business
models that we investigated included; Sourceforge, SourceXchange, Collabnet,
Elance, sologig, rent-a-coder, experts exchange, free agent, asynchrony,