This idea is very similar to Vitalik Buterin’s original post a few years ago where he proposed a DAICO as a solution to sustainably fund open source teams. However, the approach I’m thinking about taking is to instead leverage a dilution method rather than creating a treasury to be taken from slowly which is what I understood his proposal to be.
I think by restructuring the problem in this way it allows for markets to form around maintainership in a way that addresses some of the core problems raised in that original thread.
Here’s a quick high level conceptual blog post I threw together to describe the concept.
I’m curious what others think about this restructuring of the problem and if there’s a fatal flaw that I’ve missed in my thinking.