Wanting to speak to an advanced programmer for an idea I've got.

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  1. mr_mordred2095

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    Hi all,

    I've got an idea for a program that could possibly make a lot of money. I'm looking for semi-decent programmers to make a program that's not too overly-complicated.

    Some of you may think it's retarded, though people I've spoken to think it's an epic idea. Not really wanting to expose the idea just yet. Bug me on msn for more details:

    bshs019240 -@- hotmail.com

    Will be a remote-admin style program, so knowledge required in whatever happens to be required to make something like that.
     
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  2. hyperstyle

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    It depends. Are you willing to fork out the required dough to hire an 'advanced' programmer?
     
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    If the programmer thinks there will be profit made from it, they'll be free to negotiate a deal with myself on profit share from proceeds etc.
     
  4. Elyzion

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    Joint venture would be better. 50/50. Your idea, his development.
     
  5. Luke212

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    no better for the inventor is a flat consultancy rate and retain of 100% ownership. Never reduce your ownership unless you are desperate and in need of financial assistance.
     
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    No because you will get a half arsed approach to the idea. Theres no insentive to do it really well unless your developing it or you involve the developer.
     
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    a professional consultant always gives 100%
     
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    Usually I don't think like this, but I really think it is THAT good of an idea >.> No takers on MSN yet. If you do chat to me, I request 100% confidentiality.
     
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    Agreed. If the idea actually has merit and is going to be profitable, and you have faith that it will work, then invest some money yourself (or find an investor to help), then pay someone to do it - it will work to everyone's advantage better.

    For example, when Bill Gates was starting Microsoft, he and others sold all of their possessions, because they knew they were onto something, and needed to fund it. That's the level of commitment I'd be looking at, rather than sitting on the sideline, having someone do all the hard work, and then picking up the profit "if" it works.

    It's such a huge gable for the programmer getting involved, they might invest $20,000 worth of their time, skill and effort into creating this, and that's a huge liability if things go wrong, or it doesn't work out as planned. Whereas the guy offering this amazing idea can walk away at anytime, no real loss.
     
  10. DavidRa

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    Have you already done all the searching you can to see if it's been done? The number of times I've had an idea ... searched, searched, found nothing, started writing, then found someone who did the same thing 4 years ago ...

    Assuming you pass that, and given it's for remote admin of some type, have you thought about:
    • Firewalls
    • Disconnected networks
    • Forests/Domains and Trusts (Windows)
    • LDAP Directories (UNIX)
    • eDirectory (NetWare)
    • Rights Delegation
    Just some of the stuff you'll need to consider before you talk turkey with a developer.
     
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    It's a lot more simple than that David. There'll be no need to worry about 80% of the list you mentioned, as it will target mostly end-users. Small business and Schools etc. will be looked into after the ball gets rolling.
     
  12. Luke212

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    I specialise in these type of projects. PM your idea. Most likely you will need to pay, unless you have something very special.
     
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    Project fails already.
     
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    are you hinting at some of Luke212's previous threads perhaps?? thats what jumped into my mind...
     
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    Tall poppy syndrome :D
     
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    Hey, welcome back.
     
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    You're willing to trust Luke212 with any programming job you have, whatsoever?

    You're brave.
     
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    Don't forget the other thread where he suggested using a while(true) loop to access array variables, and just catching the exception when it hit the end of the array.
     
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    Would something like rentacoder.com be advisable for something like this?
     
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    If you think your idea is really good stay away from the "rockstar programmer" Luke212. I only frequent the forums randomly and I have read enough to know you should run in the opposite direction.

    I would be interested in helping a fellow OCAU'er however their isn't enough hours in the day for me already. Best of luck :)
     
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