A safe practice drill for software engineers
Make an APP that is already selling in APP stores, or make a software that is popular. REMAKE it.
Inspired by past successful examples ...
Photoshop and GIMP, which is a free version of photoshop. It is a practice, but copying is a form of doing and good learning.
How the model works
After you are done, stop it.
How does become ecosystem?
Make something that already has market traction, so that when you are done, you either (1) fail to make it; (2) fail to sell it, (3) it may catch on as an alternative. But you don't be completely and totally off target. You can also add new features to a lot of old existing software products.
How you can copy/expand it
Barrier for competitors
Expansion or exit strategy
Low to medium
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