GUADEC: New funding models for open source software
Posted Feb 14, 2013 1:50 UTC (Thu) by Serge
Parent article: GUADEC: New funding models for open source software
These models are not new. For the last few years I suggested crowdfunding several times to different developers. The problem is not that there's no web site around. There're lots of crowdfunding sites.
The problem is that nobody knows about software crowdfunding. Kickstarter is the most popular crowdfunding site, and still many developers have never seen it.
Pledgie.com supports software funding since 2007, it even had some GitHub integration in 2008-2010.
Bountysource.com is there since 2005 and it was open-source-oriented from the very beginning. Still, nobody knows about it, and it's almost impossible to find it unless you know the site name.
To make crowdfunding popular it would be nice if major source hosting, SourceForge or Google Code included support for it. Google Code could be the best option, but they said they're not going to do that.
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