Bountysource: Funding Platform for Open Source Software

Bountysource: Funding Platform for Open Source Software

Bountysource: Funding Platform for Open Source Software

On other occasions, in the Blog we have addressed the issue of How to finance Free and Open Source Software? y How to live making Free Software and Open Source?. And certainly, it is not only a broad topic, but controversial and often even taboo, for some.

However, today it is the turn of knowing one of many options to achieve this so longed for "end", what is living of passion for him Free Software and Open Source. And this option is called: bountysource.

Get Funding for Open Source

It is worth highlighting for the umpteenth time in this area addressed, and before entering fully into the topic of bountysource, that for nobody is a secret, that when it comes to doing programs, documentation or support, of or for, the Free Software and Open Source, especially for GNU / Linux, many of us are called and many of us who assist. So far so good and everyone happy.

Also many or all of us know, that in the World of proprietary, closed and commercial Software usually looks good and socially accepted the «Live from the Software created or made», both on a business level and on a professional personal level

However, it is not usually the same, in the Free and open software world, since, at a personal and community level there is usually a lot of taboo and / or resistance, on the part of some, due to the tremendous misinterpretation that everything free and open must be free or at no cost. Although, luckily, at the business level there is a high demand and support for professionals in this area of ​​the Software.

And in order not to expand on this, after finishing reading this publication, we invite you to read 2 previous related posts about the commented, that is, as about How to finance Free and Open Source Software? y How to live making Free Software and Open Source?:

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How to get funding for Open Source Projects
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Debate: Donate or not Donate! This is the dilemma. Don't let Free Software and Free Documentation die. Nothing free is Eternal!

Bountysource: Content

Bountysource: Support for open source software

What is Bountysource?

At its Official website, it has the following description:

"Bountysource is an open source software funding platform. Users can improve open source projects they like by creating / collecting rewards and committing to fundraising".

What types of projects are allowed on Bountysource?

"Any type of Open Source or Free Software projects is allowed. In general, all software licenses approved by the Open Source Initiative or the Free Software Foundation are accepted.".

How does Bountysource work?

This platform offers two main mechanisms for project financing and profit generation, these are:

The Rewards (Bounties)

Under this scheme, platform users fund rewards for open topics or feature requests that they want addressed. Then other users, developers or not, proceed to create solutions for said requests, which are then closed in order to claim the corresponding rewards from the Platform. In addition, there are sponsors who can accept or reject requests or solutions. So, if accepted, Bountysource pays the rewards to the user who provides the solution.

The Salt Campaigns

Under this scheme, the users of the Platform create a request (task / project) and then claim the funds collected within it. An advantage in this regard is that the Platform allows GitHub users (teams / organizations) to be automatically created as teams in Bountysource. Therefore, it is only necessary to spread the word about the financing campaign and wait for the funds to be collected, through the commitment of recurring or one-time payment from its users.

For more information on this website, you can access the following link: Bountysource FAQ.

Alternatives to Bountysource

If you want to know projects similar to Bountysource We invite you to read our publications related to each of them:

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IssueHunt: a new platform for open source financing
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Xs: code - Monetization platform for open source projects

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We hope this "useful little post" about «Bountysource», an excellent open source software financing platform, much like IssueHunt y Xs: code; is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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