So here's a two minute video I just posted to YouTube outlining my plan to spend a tiny fraction of the JISC millions encouraging the community to open up its existing institutional code. You can vote for my idea here up until the end of March 2012.
This proposal, which I'm calling code.ac.uk, is my submission to the new JISC Elevator website - it's a nod to the open data movement, although right now data.ac.uk only has a prototypical site at Southampton (who would have thought!).
The JISC Elevator is a new idea that inverts the conventional peer review in secret by subjecting proposals to massive amounts of public scrutiny via the mechanism of a public "pitch" (video and accompanying information) and a voting process. Will this be the way of the future? Well, let's see how the first few funded projects get on, and how the pitching and voting works out.
Here's a copy of my slides hosted on Slideshare, in case the YouTube video has whetted your appetite and you would like a closer look: