All of the above, coders and funding. Obviously, if somebody contributed a lot to the open source coding, we would try to reward him/her with equity and a salary commensurate with the contribution.
"the fintech stuff you could presumably monetize, but a lot of the other stuff seems to be free open source and/or very niche"
Is Open source still a Niche?
1. Red Hat bought by IBM for $34 billion
2. GitHub bought by Microsoft for $7.5 billion
3. There is no doubt that Open Source rules all the Clouds, The One Ring to rule them all. It also rules Machine Learning (TensorFlow, PyTorch...), Big Data (R, Pandas) and HPC
If you are saying that quantum computing is a niche, I agree. But that is why Bayesforge combines both classical and quantum AI. We will do consulting in both, and in hybrids. This strategy is called "Quantum Ready" in the biz. We could also charge a small subscription fee for Bayesforge if it includes extra goodies and premium services.
The beauty of software, is that it is much cheaper to develop than hardware. Due to the high cost of developing hardware, hardware manufacturers usually have to bet on just one platform, like a Josephson junction gate model, or an ion trap or whatever. Bayesforge bets on everything. We include software for IBM and Rigetti gate model platforms as well as for Dwave's annealer.
Bayesforge is a direct competitor to Google's Colab and a similar service that Rigetti has promised, except we believe we have significant advantages over them
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