If you don't read Dave Pollard, you should. I really admire his exhaustive work on trying to make the world a better place. So Dave, I have a little extra time and software that I want to contribute to one of your ideas.
Never before has it been so fast and easy for anyone to find, discover, and share ideas, concepts, questions, answers, solutions. We can work together now using enterprise blogs, group chat, forums, and slick bookmarking systems like del.icio.us and Furl along with tagging systems like technorati. that were hardly imaginable a little over a year ago.
From Co-Creation Trend 3: Control by Jennifer Rice from What's Your Brand Mantra? "There are millions of unpaid volunteers who want to help create products and content that they want to buy. Yes, it means relinquishing some control. But it also means an incredible amount of energy and momentum to the companies who are brave enough to work with it."
I’ve learned from the open-source movement that people want to contribute to endeavors of mutual benefit.
The whole idea of "democratizing innovation" is what I wanted to do. I thought I could change the world, make it better. I wanted to develop something to bring creativity to the workplace, to give people motivation to enjoy their work, to be more productive. I wanted to pass along ideas, concepts, answers, questions, and conversations to those that would benefit from them.