OK so this is from the mighty Techcrunch and really like the thinking behind this idea..Unemployed Techies Hope to Help Themselves at Laidoffcamp
Chris Hutchins founded the site "LaidOffCamp as an ad-hoc gathering of unemployed & self-employed people (including entrepreneurs and startups) who want to share and interact with each other".
The Camp concept is based on the, BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences - open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants. The format has also been used for a variety of other topics, including public transit, health care, and political organizing.
The idea also moves us towards other ideas such as the old concept of barter , according to Wiki "goods were exchanged on a one-to-one basis with the intent that the value of the goods traded was of relatively equal value. Prior to the establishment of currencies, barter was the most accepted form of commerce".
Well with currencies in decline, unemployment going up BUT many talented people seeking opportunities, maybe the idea of forming "communes based on skill and talent" such as Chris is a new way for workers to organise and get work BUT the reward may not just be cashed based..food and goods can be a suitable reward or even we give you X aka technology and you a PR firm give us coverage... to help build our business model...not a bad idea any takers.