I have worked on an open source hardware device. it promises to create cheap energy from wind. This will not be universally popular. I'm quite concerned that another small company will be lost to patent trolls.
so I considered,
crowd sourcing legal teams
If a website allowed lawyers with free time and clients with interesting cases to come together,
key cases previously dominated by large companies, could at last be overthrown.
lawyer members could state their speciality, choose cases they'd like to work on, set an amount of time they would work, be peer reviewed for integrity, share a legal documents, head teams, share strategic approaches in a wiki, maybe even video link live into the court with a good secure Internet connection.
client members could appeal the importance of their case to volunteering lawyers, choose their team leader and feel more confident taking on multinationals.
I suggested the idea to a group on LinkedIn yesterday. the reply
LegalDocumentML Standardization Project
Roderick, if you'd like to draft a strategic plan for crowd sourced legal cases, I'll be happy to render it in open, standard StratML format, for inclusion in our collection athttp://xml.gov/stratml/drybridge/index.htm#Other
Likewise, if you have a strategic plan for http://kitepowercoop.org/ , I'd like to consider rendering it in StratML format as well.
Crowd sourcing of strategic and performance plans is among the purposes of the StratML standard (ANSI/AIIM 21:2009 & 22:2011). http://xml.gov/stratml/index.htm#DefinitionPurposes
A good social resource I intend to reply.
What do you recommend?