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Title: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: owocki on September 25, 2017, 06:19:57 PM

Gitcoin is an Ethereum-based application for the open source software ecosystem.

Why?

Despite the power of the open source software solutions they build, Open Source Developers receive a small percentage of compensation relative to their economic value to the 21st century economy.  Open Source Developers are underfunded, under-appreciated, and overworked. 
Gitcoin brings market dynamics to the problem of allocating the scarce attention of software developers. It's a distributed application that augments coding networks like Github.com with a fun, lightweight interface for exchanging scarce tokens that can:

1.   Filter signal from noise
2.   Incentivize software development.

Our long-term vision is to disrupt the software development lifecycle end-to-end.  What Uber did for ridesharing, Gitcoin has the potential to do to software development.

https://i.imgur.com/4sbZ8Sp.png

Open Source Software is the foundation of millions of careers in software development. For developers like myself who have built careers on python, javascript, HTML5, Ubuntu, and countless other Open Source technologies, its easy to forget that it wasn’t  always this way. 

Before the advent of distributed version control systems like Git in 2005, Open Source was a fringe phenomenon. The launch of Github, several years after Git become a phenomenon, further pushed open source forward by making it easy for developers to share ideas, get feedback, and distribute their code. Today, Github has 5.8 million active users, 331k active organizations, and enabled 815k new users to make their first pull request in 2016 alone.

As far as Open Source has come, there is still a disconnect between the _value_ that the open source ecosystem provides to the modern economy, and the compensation provided to developers for that impact. The Oracle’s and Red Hat’s of the world have built successful businesses built upon open source, but the small and mid-caps of the world have not yet unbundled those business models.

The launch of Ethereum and the smart contract infrastructure built upon it has the potential to change all that. By tokenizing value and making it programmatically easy and secure to exchange value, there exists an opportunity to push open source forward with borderless, secure, easy payments.

What?

Gitcoin Core is a team of developers that believes each of the follow actors in the Open Source ecosystem have a lot to gain by removing middlemen, creating new opportunities, and introducing efficiencies into their workflow:

Gitcoin is a series of smart contracts designed to push open source forward.

https://i.imgur.com/HCKyCub.png (https://youtu.be/ksOSbLgMemY)

So what exactly is Gitcoin? Gitcoin is a distributed network of Smart Contracts, based upon Ethereum that enables:

- Job Hunters to find work, and perhaps more importantly, to try out working together before they commit.
- Open Source Contributors to make a living wage off of their work in open source.
- Repo Maintainers to galvanize an always-on, globalized, network of peers.

https://i.imgur.com/CgeHbO9.png

By facilitating the transfer of value through this ecosystem, Gitcoin solves for the inefficiencies in this triple-sided market:

https://i.imgur.com/uCLV6G7.png

How?

The Gitcoin network is live today.  At the center of the current functionality is the Gitcoin Bounty Explorer. The Bounty Explorer is an index of all of the funded tasks available immediately worldwide. Here is what it looks like (and hey, there’s an API also (https://github.com/gitcoinco/web)!)

https://i.imgur.com/KyedoCb.png

It is possible, based upon the momentum of this launch, that a token distribution event will occur.  If that is the case, the token distribution event will be detailed within the Gitcoin Whitepaper (https://gitcoin.co/whitepaper).

Find Out More

Completely Open Source on Github @ https://github.com/gitcoinco/ (https://github.com/gitcoinco/)

We believe in building tools that are by & for the community.   As such, every piece of application code or smart contract used in production is posted on our github.

Gitcoin: Push Open Source Forward

Medium (http://medium.com/gitcoin) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/getgitcoin) | Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/gitcoincommunity) | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GetGitcoin) | Slack (https://gitcoincommunity.herokuapp.com/)
- or -
Gitcoin.co (https://gitcoin.co) | Whitepaper (https://gitcoin.co/whitepaper)


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: Highspeed123 on September 25, 2017, 07:18:10 PM
Oh wow, this one could be very interesting. I will be following closely. Wish you all the best.


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: notsofast on September 25, 2017, 07:25:18 PM
Yup this is interesting and owocki is a known talent.


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: RJX on September 25, 2017, 07:30:55 PM
Can I pleeeeeease do Dutch translations for you?

Please?


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: rumpel_tusk on September 25, 2017, 07:31:13 PM
This looks very awesome. I think many people (developers) will be interested in this idea. I look forward to reading the whitepaper and potentially investing in this project. I wonder what the future holds for this fantastic idea?


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: gawajn on September 25, 2017, 07:40:39 PM
Really love git, so this is a must have coin for me :).
Great idea to combine learnin new technologies with earning money. Will follow this project closely.


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: zecon on September 25, 2017, 07:41:23 PM
Very cool idea and much needed in the OSS world.


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: owocki on September 25, 2017, 09:55:17 PM
This looks very awesome. I think many people (developers) will be interested in this idea. I look forward to reading the whitepaper and potentially investing in this project. I wonder what the future holds for this fantastic idea?

do me a favor and submit the form at https://gitcoin.co/whitepaper and i'll get you an invite soon.


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: owocki on September 25, 2017, 10:21:27 PM
Very cool idea and much needed in the OSS world.


are you an OSS dev?


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: MakersONE on September 28, 2017, 04:04:36 PM
Do you guys plan to announce ICO?
You have a very important and necessary project, I would like to know whether there will be an ICO and a bounty campaign.  :o


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: orenjebum on September 28, 2017, 04:18:24 PM
the software development offered may be very interesting for the entrepreneur to invest in this gitcoin, the development of ideas and innovation. good luck with the offer of security features and ease in transactions using gitcoin.  ;D ;D


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: MakersONE on October 03, 2017, 08:35:20 PM
Comrades, are you planning to announce a bounty campaign? I would very much like to participate.  :D


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: owocki on October 05, 2017, 09:53:00 PM
Comrades, are you planning to announce a bounty campaign? I would very much like to participate.  :D

Whats your skillset?  Shoot me a DM or email founders @ gitcoin dot co


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: tzegian on October 05, 2017, 10:05:58 PM
As a software engineer, I will definitely watch this closely. Seems very interesting and promising!


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: haukenlen on October 07, 2017, 01:10:10 PM
Already had a look at the platform, looks good so far. Gonna read the whitepaper soon.
Definitely looking forward to this.


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: BossBee on October 09, 2017, 04:35:50 PM
I would like to see this project on ethereum classic or possibly even UBQ. Get a sense that core values align. Just a thought   


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: Praetorian.1legion on October 10, 2017, 03:58:10 PM
Open source code. Is this good or bad? On the one hand, it's good that different developers can use it. And what is bad? Well, in order of delirium, I can assume that unscrupulous developers can use it to write a virus. For hacking security system. What is a Block Chain? This is a chain of blocks, where each subsequent block confirms the previous one. And if an attacker, using the ability to read open source, replace a string of characters inside the chain. And then what happens to the chain of blocks?


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: tomboi on October 10, 2017, 04:14:07 PM
Really nice, having a coin that are open source, it will give possibilities about the project and it always be spreading the track.


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: Mokel on October 10, 2017, 04:29:40 PM
I see from the announcement of this project is not satisfactory because I do not see a detailed explanation of the announcements made by the project but in my opinion this is enough to clarify and require good development so that the results can be satisfactory


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: cooperkernan on October 18, 2017, 12:27:53 AM
Yup this is interesting and owocki is a known talent.

+1! Excited to see what comes of this.  

Do you guys plan to announce ICO?
You have a very important and necessary project, I would like to know whether there will be an ICO and a bounty campaign.  :o

From what I understand, I don't believe there will be an ICO (at least at this point)- which I'm a big fan of.


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: iffeanyii on November 12, 2017, 07:31:56 PM
i will keep this on my radar. and watch it unfold


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: TronQuix on January 09, 2018, 11:33:06 PM
supet into this, cant wait to Git my hands on it.... see what I did?


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: BearClawRawrrr on January 31, 2018, 06:43:39 AM
first saw this project in fall, now back onto the thread, looks like opening thread folk was long gone.... project still alive? ???


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: owocki on March 08, 2018, 11:40:58 PM
first saw this project in fall, now back onto the thread, looks like opening thread folk was long gone.... project still alive? ???

project is absolutely live.  here is one of our more recent updates => media.consensys.net/gitcoin-joins-consensys-announces-pilot-projects-f5a0955de9d6

for more updates on the project, you can follow https://medium.com/gitcoin or https://gitcoin.co/slack


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: laza89laza on May 03, 2018, 06:05:13 PM
The MARKET Protocol team is excited to announce the latest addition to its advisory team — Kevin Owocki, the founder of Gitcoin.co!

https://medium.com/market-protocol/kevin-owocki-our-newest-advisory-board-member-5ca14f32f7a5


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: faragly on August 31, 2018, 05:39:37 PM
https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2000/1*gmnTOBwfeuoB5jj_UMe24A.png

Quote
Embarking Into Web 3

A Status bounty program for their Embark Framework

Today, we’re excited to announce a partnership with Status which will drive development of the Embark framework, manifested to make it easy to build truly decentralized applications.

Quote
Excited to announce our partnership with @ethstatus, bringing 60 bounties to Embark, a Web 3 framework which makes it easier to interact with a suite of decentralized technologies!

Let's #BUIDL Web 3, together.

https://medium.com/gitcoin/embarking-into-web-3-f46408b23f59


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: wwzsocki on September 23, 2018, 09:51:56 AM
Looks like not much is happening here.

I just saw this Dapp in action and I am not overwhelmed. There are only a few users daily and the bounty market is still empty.

Do you have any white paper, finally? Roadmap? Announcements and updates?


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: toyo87 on September 23, 2018, 03:43:41 PM

Gitcoin is an Ethereum-based application for the open source software ecosystem.

Why?

Despite the power of the open source software solutions they build, Open Source Developers receive a small percentage of compensation relative to their economic value to the 21st century economy.  Open Source Developers are underfunded, under-appreciated, and overworked. 
Gitcoin brings market dynamics to the problem of allocating the scarce attention of software developers. It's a distributed application that augments coding networks like Github.com with a fun, lightweight interface for exchanging scarce tokens that can:

1.   Filter signal from noise
2.   Incentivize software development.

Our long-term vision is to disrupt the software development lifecycle end-to-end.  What Uber did for ridesharing, Gitcoin has the potential to do to software development.

https://i.imgur.com/4sbZ8Sp.png

Open Source Software is the foundation of millions of careers in software development. For developers like myself who have built careers on python, javascript, HTML5, Ubuntu, and countless other Open Source technologies, its easy to forget that it wasn’t  always this way. 

Before the advent of distributed version control systems like Git in 2005, Open Source was a fringe phenomenon. The launch of Github, several years after Git become a phenomenon, further pushed open source forward by making it easy for developers to share ideas, get feedback, and distribute their code. Today, Github has 5.8 million active users, 331k active organizations, and enabled 815k new users to make their first pull request in 2016 alone.

As far as Open Source has come, there is still a disconnect between the _value_ that the open source ecosystem provides to the modern economy, and the compensation provided to developers for that impact. The Oracle’s and Red Hat’s of the world have built successful businesses built upon open source, but the small and mid-caps of the world have not yet unbundled those business models.

The launch of Ethereum and the smart contract infrastructure built upon it has the potential to change all that. By tokenizing value and making it programmatically easy and secure to exchange value, there exists an opportunity to push open source forward with borderless, secure, easy payments.

What?

Gitcoin Core is a team of developers that believes each of the follow actors in the Open Source ecosystem have a lot to gain by removing middlemen, creating new opportunities, and introducing efficiencies into their workflow:

Gitcoin is a series of smart contracts designed to push open source forward.

https://i.imgur.com/HCKyCub.png (https://youtu.be/ksOSbLgMemY)

So what exactly is Gitcoin? Gitcoin is a distributed network of Smart Contracts, based upon Ethereum that enables:

- Job Hunters to find work, and perhaps more importantly, to try out working together before they commit.
- Open Source Contributors to make a living wage off of their work in open source.
- Repo Maintainers to galvanize an always-on, globalized, network of peers.

https://i.imgur.com/CgeHbO9.png

By facilitating the transfer of value through this ecosystem, Gitcoin solves for the inefficiencies in this triple-sided market:

https://i.imgur.com/uCLV6G7.png

How?

The Gitcoin network is live today.  At the center of the current functionality is the Gitcoin Bounty Explorer. The Bounty Explorer is an index of all of the funded tasks available immediately worldwide. Here is what it looks like (and hey, there’s an API also (https://github.com/gitcoinco/web)!)

https://i.imgur.com/KyedoCb.png

It is possible, based upon the momentum of this launch, that a token distribution event will occur.  If that is the case, the token distribution event will be detailed within the Gitcoin Whitepaper (https://gitcoin.co/whitepaper).

Find Out More

Completely Open Source on Github @ https://github.com/gitcoinco/ (https://github.com/gitcoinco/)

We believe in building tools that are by & for the community.   As such, every piece of application code or smart contract used in production is posted on our github.

Gitcoin: Push Open Source Forward

Medium (http://medium.com/gitcoin) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/getgitcoin) | Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/gitcoincommunity) | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GetGitcoin) | Slack (https://gitcoincommunity.herokuapp.com/)
- or -
Gitcoin.co (https://gitcoin.co) | Whitepaper (https://gitcoin.co/whitepaper)


Title: Re: [ANN][GIT] -- Gitcoin; Push Open Source Forward
Post by: toyo87 on September 23, 2018, 03:46:16 PM
Hello Dev, Do you intend to run an ICO or what?