Smart contract funding the development of a diverse set of open source projects monthly. Might this be a future Gitcoin feature? Video editing software. Adobe product alternatives. All sorts of open source projects.
Perhaps with monthly funding, these commercial software alternatives can be better than current industry standard closed source projects.
Perhaps contributors could pledge some Ethereum monthly. They can select from pre arranged sets of open source projects to fund monthly, or allocate it manually themselves.
If 10 million humans pledge on average $5 per month to be allocated to maybe fifteen different open source projects, on average, then open source software could become state of the art and industry standard potentially.
This same model could be applied to non profit or for profit decentralized autonomous organizations.