Alternatives to BountySource?
I know we're more about end-user things, but developers are sometimes end-users too! And BountySource has gone evil: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23551098
There's a big list on https://alternativeto.net/software/bountysource/ that we could
steal build from; it's got things like:
- FreedomSponsors (but the money isn't held in escrow, so there're defection incentives).
- Bounty0x (but I'm a little wary of a custom ERC-20 token).
- Gitcoin (but… it's Gitcoin).
- Goteo (but it doesn't seem like it supports bounties).
- Tip4Commit (also doesn't seem like it supports bounties).
Other people on Hacker News are linking other lists, like Fossjobs' list (this one seems generally better to steal from).
Can we add a BountySource alternatives list? Can we, can we, can we? Please?
As part of the delightful project I curate the delightful-funding list (among others). I still have to flesh out the README structure, and thinking about featuring some of the more open/ethical resources more prominently than others (it was good to see #141 listing stuff I wasn't aware of).
You may find interesting entries for SwiSo on the candidates issue I maintain in the meantime. In turn I would be very grateful if you could add comments with any other candidates not on the list, or create separate issue (and later PR's).
Like all #delightful lists the intention is to promote FOSS, Open Science and Open Data. I think it will be good to make reference to SwiSo on
delightful-funding, list the alternatives you feature yourself, as well as mention ethics issues discussed in this project (are these summarized in report format after an issue closes?).
The list itself will be much less strict on the ethics of the entries it contains, leaving the choice for using these resources to the individual. But informing them as much as possible is worthwhile (but increases maintenance burden, and I am already swamped in FOSS/Fediverse advocacy. Volunteers to co-maintain the list are welcome :)
Deleting a branch is permanent. It CANNOT be undone. Continue?