A community-supported android market?
Like many of others in this forum, I like to try the latest software. One issue I encountered recently is that Android Market is a closed software only available on Google-branded phones.
One idea I got is to create a portal for free android apps. The goal of the portal is to let app developers to make their Android apps available to users who don't have access to Android Market, such as developer phone users, third-party devices that don't have Google experience, and in certain countries that do not have access to Android market.
The portal should be simple enough to start, let app developers publish apps, tag them, or post a link to the apk file. Users can use Android browser to download the apk and install it as apps from unknown sources.