collaborative funding

mlncn's picture

Paying for the Plumbing: Snowball initiative for a Drupal crowdfunding platform

Ever wanted a place where you could simply offer to pay to get something you need in Drupal done?

Please donate to make that place. (Yes, it's using a different crowdfunding platform, one that really lacks features for coordination, but is passing on all money raised -- if we reach the minimum -- without even deducting credit card fees.)

And spread this link! http://tilt.tc/usLL Is there enough interest in community funding of Drupal software to fund the software to coordinate this-- in just a few days? Also, if you are available to work on this project in DrupalCon Denver, we've got a DrupalCon ticket for you! Or if you're interested in working on this later, contact me for that, too!

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abbood-gdo's picture

Collective funding, design and development of Drupal projects

I would like to raise a discussion about the prospect of the Drupal community using a system that allows collective design, funding and development of any Drupal project.

Think about it this way: if the Knight Drupal Initative is the Google summer of code for Drupal, what I'm proposing is a Google year of code for Drupal, only there is no single entity such as Google or DKI funding projects, the funds come from community. My partner and I have already implemented a solution that makes that possible (www.fossfactory.org). I would like to hear from you about how suitable this model is for the Drupal community at large.

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jbrown's picture

Collaborative funding for new OpenPackage Video features

OpenPackage Media has developed a new collaborative funding technique: Bounty.

Bounty works like this: Participants make a pledge to pay a certain amount of the bounty. Once the bounty has been fully pledged, they are billed for 50%. Once we have completed the bounty task, participants are billed for the balance.

Read the orientation guide for full details.

We have created two bounties for our OpenPackage Video module to start with:

If these go well, there will be many more to follow. Please consider pledging (even a small amount).

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