Bountysource is an open-source project that provides a platform for crowdsourcing funding for open-source software development. It allows users to post bounties on issues that matter to them, motivating developers to solve problems and contribute to open-source projects. Bountysource is run by volunteers, so development activity can be sporadic. The project welcomes help from both contributors and financial contributors. The application is built using the Ruby on Rails framework and has extensive documentation and developer resources to guide new contributors. It has a local development environment setup for Ubuntu and OS X, with detailed instructions on dependencies and starting the app. Bountysource also supports Docker for self-hosting, providing a convenient way to set up the application on your own server. The project also offers an API for integration with other services and tools. Bountysource has a caching mechanism in place and supports various cache stores. Contributions to Bountysource can be made with money by contributing to their Bountysource Salt campaign or by posting bounties on specific issues. Additionally, users can contribute with code by addressing high-priority issues or easier tasks listed in the project's documentation.
Key Features
  • Crowdsourcing funding for open-source development: Bountysource allows users to post bounties on specific issues or features in open-source projects, providing an incentive for developers to contribute and solve problems.
  • Extensive developer resources: The Bountysource project has extensive documentation and resources available to guide new contributors, making it easier for individuals to get involved in open-source development.
  • Local development environment setup: Bountysource provides instructions for setting up a local development environment on Ubuntu and OS X, including dependencies installation and configuration steps.
  • Self-hosting with Docker: The project supports self-hosting with Docker, allowing users to easily set up and deploy Bountysource on their own servers.
  • API for integration: Bountysource offers an API that allows integration with other services and tools, enabling developers to incorporate Bountysource functionality into their own applications.
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