Someone is probably already working on this somewhere and has a crowdfunding thing going but I was just wondering... Would it be possible to create an open source rideshare app and service that eliminates the corporate structure above the drivers, and lets the drivers keep all their $$? A true independent contractor system. You'd probably still need a minimal central organization to handle background checks, but that might be handled with a membership fee and some sort of co-op. Could the need for central servers be eliminated by distributing all computation throughout the cloud of cell phones? Drivers could set their own prices and let the market itself determine the best price point for all. The rating system would operate pretty much the same way it does now, though with tweaks to make it better. A small prototype could be set up in a single small city or town, then scaled after most of the bugs are out. I don't have the skills or the time to get involved in such a thing, I'm just wondering what others think.