On 11 December, during Hackadon, together with Bastien, we launched LibreFunding. There you’ll find latest news about free / libre solutions for crowdfunding, our recommended tools and upcoming fundraising events. Currently we are featuring series of interviews with solution creators. More details in the official announcement.
I have participated in Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre in Montpellier and presented a short talk entitled “Crowdfunding and Free / Open Source Software”. Full description can be found here, and the the slides here.
Audience didn’t have previous experience with crowdfunding campaigns in their own projects. The questions were centered around legal and fiscal aspects of the process – I will try to find or create an informational resource explaining them.
Update: You can see the full video of my short talk here.
Every month I will pledge up to 50 euros for BountyFunding development, split between two or three easy to pick-up tasks. More details here.
Over last few months I have been working on a new project called BountyFunding – a free / open-source bounty crowdfunding platform. It allows users to collectively sponsor most wanted features or bugfixes and gives developers additional source of income. It is tailored specifically for free / open-source projects and is licensed under AGPL itself. BountyFunding integrates with existing issue tracking system to create seamless user experience and allow its community to retain full control over the development process. See http://bountyfunding.org for more details.