Check out this post by Steve Harman He explains some of what we talked about on Saturday night far more eloquently than I ever could. And if you need some help explaining to your boss why you want to to do this it might help.
There seems to be a fair amount of interest in this idea and that is very encouraging.
I pitched this idea to my management today and they are definitely willing to support it. So the next step for me is going to be working with our HR / legal folks on some paperwork.
The main things the paperwork needs to address are
- Nondisclosure agreement
- We're not going to steal your employee
I am going to ask that they let me release any documents we put together under CC although I'm not sure if that will fly or not.
Right now I am thinking we might get a lot more bang for our buck if we were to not trade but instead I goto your place and you goto someone else's and so on and so forth. That way you take some of my ideas and of yours and we get a bit of a snowball effect happening. Thoughts on that?