October 28th, 2010, 10:47 AM
LoveMachine: Seeking C++ talent for Second Life Client app
Hi from the LoveMachine !
We are a software development company created by the founder and by one of the creators of Second Life, Philip Rosedale & Ryan Downe.
We're developing several very interesting pieces of software and we might be able to use your help.
Our first offering, also called the LoveMachine, is a crowd-sourced performance and bonus system that empowers employees at all levels to participate more meaningfully in the process using a simple, yet effective tool based on transparency and valuation.
We also have other projects in play:
The Brain - Can 10,000 computers Become a person?
Money - A digital replacement for world currencies.
LoveViewer - A custom viewer for the Second Life metaverse.
Our LoveViewer is a C++ based client for connecting to the Second Life metaverse and we are developing a client with specific needs for our use as a company (with some fun features as well!). We are looking for interested programmers to help us develop our client, and we have a list of the current features we need your help with in our work list job bidding system.
http://dev.sendlove.us/worklist/worklist.php - search for "LoveViewer".
We're also doing things differently in terms of how we work together:
We don't do interviews, and we don't believe that paying people a monthly salary in exchange for telling them what to do makes sense anymore. It may never have. I know, I know, that's just crazy talk.
How we do things here is different - we have a worklist (http://dev.sendlove.us/worklist/worklist.php ) which contains what we need done and are doing. Find something you want to do and bid on it. Ping us in our journal. We give you a sandbox on our dev system and you do the work. If we like your work and your prices, we give you more stuff to do. There are other devs (and us) in the chat channel to answer questions (http://dev.sendlove.us/journal/ ). If there is something you think we need that's not on the list, tell us.
Also, based on the amount of work you've done, you get bonus money to distribute to everyone else in whatever way you think makes sense. That includes us, the founders. It's a very compelling way of building software. As we become profitable, we'll distribute net income in the same way. This is different than the traditional stock option based startup - we all participate in the success of the company equally and immediately.
Questions?: Drop by the journal and ask, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Philip, Ryan and the LoveMachine Team!
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