TaskCloud

Concept for an IssueTracker working across a loosely-formed group of people, each of whom is in multiple such groups, so a single unitary SaaS would be in inappropriate. cf (2020-12-22) Graph-driven SoftwareForge, (2013-07-15) Taco Task Hub, Object Browser, Group-forming, Software Bootstrap As DAO, microformat, Webs Of Thinkers And Thoughts, open source, portfolio life...

Context/goals/problem

Meta/related: what about non-task items?

Forces:

  • Different people have different amounts of time to offer.
  • A given person's time investment will change over time.
  • Different people have different kinds of skills to offer (dev, strategy, design, marketing/marcom, community growing).
  • Even if participating for intrinsic reasons, having the possibility of a financial compensation can increase motivation (note counter-arguments where motivation is reduced by rewards).
  • People will participate in multiple groups. Some are even offline!
  • People don't want their out-of-group tasks visible to the group/public.
  • Running software (in the cloud) costs money.
  • Some tasks/deliverables are more urgent/important at a given point in time to deliver value.
  • If one person is 20% done with a task and gets busy with other things, it might make sense for someone else to take it over.
  • If one person is 80% done with a task and gets busy with other things, it might not make sense for someone else to take it over.
  • Tasks should be integrated into a wiki (and DVCS, if there's any software being built) → SoftwareForge
  • Within a group....
  • ??

Candidate (existing) solutions

A take by Venkatesh Rao, complaining about web3 tools like Discourse.


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