FundRequest offers an integrated platform giving people the ability to incentivise developers to fix issues or work on a particular feature/project within the open source community. Developers providing the solution are rewarded for their open source contributions.
FundRequest runs on the Ethereum Blockchain
FundRequest provides value to
Open Source projects
FundRequest creates a market for those open source projects with a high business value but with little community support and stimulates open source collaboration.
Developers and contributors
are rewarded for their time and effort they invest in supporting open source projects. For contributors who don’t care about the reward, FundRequest offers the ability to donate the rewards to the contributor’s favourite charity.
FundRequest helps organisations to use open source without the need of expensive 3rd party licensing and support. Companies can build a supporting community to solve specific issues impacting their business and can decide how much budget they want to allocate.
Users can fund an issue that impacts them personally or contribute to raising funds for the implementation of a desired feature.
What FundRequest can do for you
How do I fund a ticket?
Search the ticket you want to fund. Press the fund button.
MetaMask will pop up and ask you how much Ether you want to fund. Fill in the amount and confirm the transaction. Once the transaction is confirmed the total balance is updated.
Multiple people can fund a ticket raising the total balance and increasing the incentive for developers to start working on it.
How do I withdraw my funds from a ticket?
Each ticket that you’ve funded will have a refund button.
Once pressed, MetaMask will pop up and offer you a withdrawal of your funds allocated to that ticket. When the transaction is confirmed, your funds are transferred to your account and the total ticket balance is updated.
Withdrawing funds is only possible for open tickets.
How are contributors rewarded?
A reward is only possible for closed and resolved tickets. The developer who resolved the issue will be identified, notified and will be able to claim the reward.
How do I track my funds or rewards?
FundRequest offers each user a dashboard.
One can see certain statistics as to how much they’ve funded or how much they’ve collected over time.
Which issues are still open and which are closed, and many other useful numbers and data.
Team skills & experience
We are a team of IT professionals with a combined experience of more than 40 years and have successfully worked together on multiple projects and applications over the past 5 years. We have a multidisciplinary skill set which is essential to achieve our objectives:
More detailed breakdown of the team can be found in the Whitepaper
Platforms and apps we integrate with
The integration with GitHub is focussed on authentication and ticket handling, in the future other ticket systems, like Gitlab or Bitbucket could be considered. MetaMask allows users to easily fund tickets or requests. All funding and refunding of funds is handled by smart contracts running on the Ethereum blockchain.