[Bf-committers] Blender, crowdfunding and FreedomSponsors
tony at freedomsponsors.org
Thu Aug 30 20:51:40 CEST 2012
I'd like to introduce FreedomSponsors to this list.
FS is a website I made where people can place small money bounties for
open issues on Blender issue
any other open issue tracker)
So far it's only got a few offers - but it's slowly growing and people seem
to get pretty interested when they look into it.
I really think that as it gets more popular, this tool can have a big
positive impact on a lot of open source projects, especially popular ones
Please take a look -->
There's also a JIRA
will add a (discrete) "Sponsor this issue" link on the "view issue" page,
that will let the user add a sponsorship for the issue on FS.
It's already being used by the Jenkins Project (see it in action
I know Blender doesn't use JIRA, but maybe it will inspire someone to
build an equivalent functionality for.. (bugzilla, I guess?)
The FS website is still in beta stage, but functionality is pretty stable,
and I will implement a few improvements and new functionality soon.
FS is open source on Github <https://github.com/freedomsponsors> (it's a
Python+Django app), and feedback and help is welcome! :-)
I really hope Blender can grow even better because of this initiative
Tony Lâmpada - the FreedomSponsors guy
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