Originally Posted by Fumigator
Do you have any specific examples of how money compromised trust between principals in a start-up that made it big?
I tend to think that a agreement between total strangers, such as what you're looking for, needs something like money to enforce trust between the strangers. If this is a proper business venture then money is the primary objective. The moment a business doesn't concern itself with making money, that business dooms itself to failure.
You have a good point, but I feel you took it out of context. I understand people are strangers when looking for help online when no one in person has the knowledge AND desire at the same time to work on similar interests.
Google for example was started up with an idea of two people together but they knew each other. Blizzard started up with three individuals with same idea and goal with a game company. Youtube was three people that worked together at PayPal.
Though, in each scenario one guy knew coding for a site but had the same interest as the others (and recruited appropriate staff). Money soon followed I am sure with each putting their own into the project.
Money can be discussed in terms of this project since it is becoming hard to find anyone with similar interests that are not kids lying about information. Good thing about this is mostly everything is already started and moving along just really need to fix up the bugs.
I am putting all my time outside of my full time job into this so it is not like it is not serious with a few others that are working with video editing and photo design. Only spot that is not filled is the website portion.
I hope to find a very serious person as well to put in any amount of time or even maybe help if they do not want too. One of the most honest in the gaming community for those that follow. Just looking for someone 20+ due to experience and age. I can even meet in person if necessary.