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BountySource is the funding platform for open-source software. Here fundraisers could raise money for their project and also they could create a bounty for specific feature or bug fixed. Developers who are fixing the bug or solving their issue will receive the bounty. It works both ways. You could fix minor issues in multiple OSS project and receive the bounty or you could launch a project and get fund for the same. https://www.bountysource.com/
FreedomSponsors is a platform for supporting free/libre software projects through microcrowdfunding – that is, crowdfunding individual open source project’s issues. The issue crowdfunding system is similar to JIRA’s voting system, but the votes come with a money offer attached. Anyone can go and place a bounty on an specific issue they need. If more people also need it solved they can chip in and the bounties will add up. Developers then can resolve the issues and claim their prizes – the sponsors are notified and pay the developers once the solution is verified. http://www.freedomsponsors.org/
Catincan is a crowdfunding platform to help existing open source software projects thrive. Catincan breaks down the wall between developers, users and funding to help open source project developers gain the funding necessary to continue making great software for users. It empowers users by making it easy for them to fund development of their favorite proposed features. And considering open source projects are created by developers to solve a problem for themselves or others, users know the developer is committed. Backers may suggest features but open source project developers maintain complete control over what features are proposed for crowdfunding. https://www.catincan.com/
Gunio - pronounced 'Gun-yo' - is a place where independent and open source developers can hire each other. It provides a place where developers can find other devs to help work on their projects and find gigs to work on when they need cash. If you have some unfinished project, but don't have the time? Post an Open Source gig and find another hacker to finish it for you, Or check out all the Open Source listings and get paid to work on open source software. http://gun.io/open/
BountyOSS is a crowdfunding site for Open Source Software projects. Unlike other sites, it is designed to attract contributions from businesses as well as individuals. A developer associated with an Open Source project posts a proposal for an improvement to that project. It could be new feature to be implemented, or some bugs to be fixed. Users of this project who would benefit from the proposed improvement may choose to pledge, or offer, some amount of money toward the work, the total pledged is called the bounty. https://bountyoss.com/
Snowdrift creates a marketplace for independent free/libre/open projects. They propose a new kind of patronage system based on ongoing community-wide matching of small donations. The aim is to involve as many people as possible, agreeing together to support the most deserving projects and hold them to the highest standards. The work is in progress. https://snowdrift.coop/
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As open source getting popular day by day, many have questions like How to make money from Open Source? Lot more products are getting introduced and don't know who is making money. Certainly open source means, give the product and source for free then how to make money? Yes sell the product for free but get paid for its services.
What the benefit will i get, if i contribute to Open Source? This is the frequently asked question by many people. I just want to pen down the benefits which i know and i hope you will agree with it.
Many new products are coming in the open source world. Few are forking existing project, adding new features to it and selling it as open source product. Few strategies required to follow to sell the product better.
Open source projects are free to use but the developers should be economically happy so that they could give time and energy to the project. There are lot of projects which are good but not able to sustain in the long run. In this article we will discuss about how to get sponsors for open source projects.
Open source is leading innovation in all technological areas. Open source awareness has spread around the world. Schools and Colleges students speak about it. Government organization think about it. Corporates relay on open source technological stack to build their enterprise or cloud products.
Text editors are mainly used by programmers and developers for manipulating plain text source code, editing configuration files or preparing documentation and even viewing error logs. Text editors is a piece of software which enables to create, modify and delete files that a programmer is using while creating website or mobile app.In this article, we will discuss about top 7 all-round performing text editors which is highly supportive for programmers.
There are couple of sites which indexes the open source code and provides support to search code. Recently Google announced that they removed code search support from Google code. This article provides pointer for code search engine sites.
Many startups are entering in to the business due to open source. Open source acts as a back bone / pillar for their business. It reduces the cost of production, Generates revenue from consulting and support. This article describes about the startups which flourished because of open source. Sun acquired MySQL for $1Bn is the biggest achievement for open source startups.
AbanteCart is a free, open source shopping cart that was built by developers with a passion for free and accessible software. Founded in 2010 (launched in 2011), the platform is coded in PHP and supports MySQL. AbanteCart’s easy to use admin and basic layout management tool make this open source solution both easy to use and customizable, depending on the skills of the user. AbanteCart is very user-friendly, it is entirely possible for a user with little to no coding experience to set up and use this cart. If the user would be limited to the themes and features available in base AbanteCart, there is a marketplace where third-party extensions or plugins come to the rescue.
Failure is often the catalyst for success. You need to make mistakes to truly learn and grow as a tech worker. Sometimes, you don’t need to make the mistakes to learn. Learning from other’s mistakes can be just as informative and productive. Paying attention to what others have done can help you avoid the same kind of failure. Here are a few common mistakes that authors make that lead to the failure of open-source software projects.
SeoToaster is a free Open Source CMS & Ecommerce solution to build, manage and market websites optimized for for top search engine performance. As the name implies, Seo Toaster is to date the only content management system (CMS) to truly integrate SEO execution and web marketing automation technology in full compliance with the search engines industry’s best practices.
It is a fact the 2020 is not going the way we expected to be but when it comes to technology breakthrough we can say 2020 will be the heir of greatness. <br />Speaking of technical breakthroughs we have got artificial intelligence which is known to be taking over the mankind like a wildfire. Everything around us is connected through AI be it shopping travelling or even reading. Every other activity of ours is transforming into a whole new extent.
GlobalSign is one of the Internet’s original trust service providers (technically known as Certificate Authorities). They have issued millions of trusted Digital Certificates to people, servers and mobile devices for Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) enabled solutions and applications. They are now giving certificates for free for open source projects.
LogicalDOC is both a document management and a collaboration system. The software is loaded with many functions and allows organizing, indexing, retrieving, controlling and distributing important business documents securely and safely for any organization and individual.
Open Source is the way to innovate and users using it should have complete freedom. Google has came forward to declare couple of its patents on Map Reduce under Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge (OPN Pledge). There are multiple variants of open source license and using that means the product is completely free. Why OPN Pledge is required?
This is the most frequently asked questions in the interview. Googling will throw many links related to this topic. How to learn the implementation of hash map? My style of learning using open source learning technique.
I could see many many students posting this question in many forums, I want to contribute to open source but How to contribute? There are many ways to do that. I have listed a few and I hope it might be useful.
I have a open source project but where should i host? This is the frequently asked question among developers. Below details will certainly help to choose the best code hosting site.
F# is a functional programming language for the .NET Framework. It combines the succinct, expressive and compositional style of functional programming with the runtime, libraries, interoperability, and object model of .NET. Microsoft recently released its source code under Apache License.
GPL is widely used and known license in Open Source community. Richard Stallman father of GNU is the man behind GPL. GPL gives freedom and not free software.
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