I signed up for Cambrian House last night in an attempt to see if ideas are in fact worth anything. Cambrian House is attempting to capitalize on the “crowdsourcing” movement, which merges a few concepts like “Wisdom of crowds” and open-source software, to enable teams to come together and develop commercially viable products.
I’m intrigued because I’ve got a few ideas kicking around and figure it’s worth a shot to see if they can be developed through Cambrian House where otherwise they would languish in my project queue probably never to see the light of day. I submitted one idea and it’s currently pending, so I’ll update its progress here as the experiment progresses.
For freelancers (designers and developers), I also see this as a cool way to perhaps pick up some work. But, I believe it’s way too early to tell how lucrative this all will be.