I am a repo maintainer. How do I get started?
What tokens does Gitcoin support?
What kind of issues are fundable?
Gitcoin supports bug, feature, and security funded issues. Any issue that you need done is a good candidate for a funded issue, provided that:
To get started with funded issues today, it might be good to start small. Is there a small bug that needs fixed? An issue that’s been open for a while that no one is tackling? An administrative task?
Whats the difference between tips & funded issues?
A tip is a tool to send ether or any ethereum token to any github account. The flow for tips looks like this:
> Send (party 1) => receive (party 2)
Funded Issues are a way to fund open source features, bugs, or security bounties. The flow for funded issues looks like this:
> Fund Issue (party 1) => claim funds (party 2) => accept (party 1)
What kind of contributors are successful on the Gitcoin network?
If you have an issues board that needs triaged, read on..
If you would like to recruit engineers to help work on your repo, read on..
If you want to create value, and receive Ether tokens in return, read on..
If you are looking for a quick win, an easy buck, or to promote something, please turn around.
We value communication that is:
Here are some of our values
Am I allowed to place bounties on projects I don't contribute to or own?
Is Gitcoin open source?
Is a token distribution event planned for Gitcoin?
Gitcoin Core is considering doing a token distribution event (TDI), but at the time is focused first and foremost on providing value in Open Source Software in a lean way.
To find out more about a possible upcoming token distribution event, check out https://gitcoin.co/whitepaper
What is the difference between Gitcoin and Gitcoin Core?
Who is the team at Gitcoin Core?
The founder is Kevin Owocki, a technologist from the Boulder Colorado tech scene. Kevin has a BS in Computer Science, 15 years experience in Open Source Software and Technology Startups. He is a volunteer in the Boulder Community for several community organizations, and an avid open source developer. His work has been featured in TechCrunch, CNN, Inc Magazine, The New York Times, BoingBoing, WIRED, Forbes, and TechDigest.
Gitcoin was borne of the community in Boulder Colorado's thriving tech scene. One of the most amazing things about the Boulder community is the #givefirst mantra. The founding team has built their careers off of advice, mentorship, and relationships in the local tech community.
We are hiring. If you want to join the team, email us.
What is the mission of Gitcoin Core?
What is the difference between Gitcoin and centralized hiring websites?
There are many successful centralized hiring resources available on the web. Because these platforms were an efficient way to source, select, and manage a global workforce , millions of dollars was processed through these systems every day.
Gitcoin takes the value that flows through these system, and makes it more efficient and fair. Gitcoin is a distributed network of smart contracts, based upon Ethereum, that aims to solve problems with centralized hiring resources, namely by
When Sir Tim Berners-Lee first invented the World Wide Web in the late 1980s to make information sharing on the Internet easier, he did something very important. He specified an open protocol, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol or HTTP, that anyone could use to make information available and to access such information.
Gitcoin is similarly built on an open protocol of smart contracts.
By specifying a protocol, Tim Berners-Lee opened the way for anyone to build software, so-called web servers and browsers that would be compatible with this protocol. By specifying an open source protocol for Funding Issues and software development scoping & payment, the Gitcoin Core team hopes to similarly inspire a generation of inventions in 21st century software.
Why do I need metamask?
You need Metamask in order to use Gitcoin.
Metamask turns google chrome into a Web3 Browser. Web3 is powerful because it lets websites retrieve data from the blockchain, and lets users securely manage identity.
In contrast to web2 where third parties own your data, in web3 you own your data and you are always in control. On web3, your data is secured on the blockchain, which means that no one can ever freeze your assets or censor you.
Download Metamask here today.
Why do I need to pay gas?
"Gas" is the name for a special unit used in Ethereum. It measures how much "work" an action or set of actions takes to perform (for example, storing data in a smart contract).
The reason gas is important is that it helps to ensure an appropriate fee is being paid by transactions submitted to the network. By requiring that a transaction pay for each operation it performs (or causes a contract to perform), we ensure that network doesn't become bogged down with performing a lot of intensive work that isn't valuable to anyone.
Gas fees are paid to the maintainers of the Ethereum network, in return for securing all of the Ether and Ethereum-based transactions in the world. Gas fees are not paid to Gitcoin Core directly or indirectly.
To learn more about gas, pleaes checkout the Github Issues board
What are the advanages of Ethereum based applications?
I still dont get it. Help!