Gitcoin is the catalyst open source development needs to move forward. The process is seamless and the results speak for themselves.
We have been trying out the Gitcoin bounty program in the Web3.py project and are very pleased with the results so far. We’ve closed out four bountied issues ranging from smaller cleanup tasks to full fledged feature development. So far the platform looks promising as a valuable addition to our development process.
Our first experiences with Gitcoin have been very positive. It has helped MARKET to get new people involved quickly and in a cost effective manner. Having fresh ideas and outside perspectives contribute to a new project is unbelievably valuable.
It’s been a while since something has gotten me this riled up ! Love the concept and definitely sticking around to see this project through. Awesome community + open source work + bounties
Now that the internet of value is starting to be a thing, Gitcoin is adding a new layer of incentives into open source development, helping both the projects, by powering up their capacity, and the developers, by paying for their work.
Gitcoin helps us to finally close out the issues we’ve been meaning to get around to for too long.
Gitcoin is precisely what I’ve been looking for! It gives every developer a vehicle to make extra money or move their open source project ahead.
I feel it is so awesome to have the opportunity through Gitcoin to do what I love and get paid for it, and to have reasonable freedom about the way I work, that it already seems too good to be true.
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With the mentorship of Open Source Developers from the Boulder CO tech community, the idea of a decentralized network designed to Push Open Source Repos Forward is conceived. What if recruitment for software projects could be completely decentralized and automated? What if developers could try projects before they commit? What if repo maintainers had a way to bring new developers onto their projects?
Customer Development commences. The founder codes. The design team designs. Animator animates.
The Issues Explorer goes live. The code behind the project is released open source. For the first time, coders can monetize their open-source work without a centralized middleman, and an incentive is provided to the open-source community to Push Open Source Repos Forward, together.
Funded issues for EtherDelta, Consensys Security, Truffle, Metamask, and web3py are live at https://gitcoin.co/explorer
With tens of thousands of dollars of Funded Issues processed through the system, Gitcoin becomes a place for OSS developers to get involved in the web3 ecosystem.
The system is dogfooded; Gitcoin is used to build Gitcoin.
The market for software jobs is massive, and Open Source software creates billions of dollars in economic value per year.
What will the world look like if decentralized ledger technology begins to disrupt the existing value systems in software?