Have you ever partnered with someone to try and start a brand new web business? If so, success or disaster? And why?
You are a talented developer versed in many technologies.....what would it take to make it worth your while to put in an extra 10-20 hours a week without a guarantee of compensation to see if you can launch the next big idea? % of profit sharing? % of ownership? Something else?
=> % of profit sharing is a point, but I see it as "selling the bear skin before you killed it". Personnaly, before I accept engaging myself in a project, I first need to feel that there is a professional preparation behind. Having an idea is easy. I've got boxes full of them. Bringing one live is a lot of work, starting with uml, documentation and a good evaualtion of needed skills. Without these, there will be no good outcome to the "idea", and thus no profit and a lot of time spent for nothing.
What type of web business would you want to hear more details about a possible partnership? What's hot, and why?
=> I believe in the future of web apps, online browser gaming and website interaction tools.
What kind of person with an idea would you partner with? What traits, resources or whatever would make you feel comfortable you could work as a team?
=> probably someone like me
seriously, I depends on the person. Chatting for some time would help me make myself an opinion.
=> community programming is not new. Drupal is a good example (even if i hate drupal). I don't know how they share the profits, but one thing is sure, the final quality of the different modules depends on the team skills. Some are awesome, some are ok, some are worth nothing and some never get out of dev stage. My opinion is that you need an excellent team leader, otherwise even with the best devs and ideas, it's a no-end street.