Open source articles are wanted for devtome, the open source wiki about anything:http://www.devtome.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
There are no notability requirements for the wiki, only the usual no malware, porn, shilling, plagiarism, libel, vandalism or scammy stuff. All contributions to devtome are considered to be released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (wikipedia license). You can port your articles to devtome, for example articles from your own website or blog, you just have to show that you have the rights to your contribution. If you base your article on an open source article, you must make significant improvements and add an attribution section.
To stop scammers, new writers have to contact me to request an account. The request should include a link to your posts or blog or wiki, or your biography, or at least 50 words of your first article. I check the bitcoin forum often, so sending a message to:
will get a quick response. I also check my unthinkingbit email address, although less often:email@example.com
If you are porting your own article, you have to show that you have the rights to your contribution.
Writers get a signing bonus, earnings per word, and a share of the advertising income. Also if a writer works well with others, they can become a devcoin administrator and get an extra share for administrative work. Now anyone can make coin, whatever they like writing about, wherever in the world they are.
A generation share is usually around four million devcoins. The value at:https://vircurex.com/
is volatile, but is usually at least 0.0000018 BTC/DVC. So each generation share is worth roughly seven bitcoins. Although this is not much, it is more than writers can get for porting over their own work anywhere else, and the income is ongoing, there is no worry about layoffs or contracts running out. In time, as devtome gets bigger the devcoin value should rise.
There is a first article bounty of four generation shares for the first ten writers, three generation shares for the next ten, then two generation shares for the next ten, and finally one generation share for the last ten. The article, or articles, must have total length of at least a thousand words. If the work is based off an open source article, then the collated work is also counted, although with a weighting of 0.3
===Earnings per Word===
Original work gets a generation share per 1,000 words. The original work can be from your website, it can not be based off another article.
Collated work, which is largely based on another open source article, is also counted, although with a weighting of currently 0.3. The collated work can not be simply a copy of another article, it must have improvements and the type of improvements must be listed in the invoice.
The advertising net income will be converted to devcoins through an exchange. The devcoins will then be handed out to the writers in proportion to their total weighted word count.
If you write for at least two months and intend to continue, you can apply to be inducted. If your work has been of good quality and you work well with others, you can become a devcoin administrator, and get another generation share for administrative work.
To earn coins, after an administrator checks to see that the text is original or improved for collated work, the tomecount.py script will parse the user page, then count the words in the articles and calculate the payouts. An example snippet is pasted below, condensed from the unthinkingbit user page.
*[[Eczema]] - Source: [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Ethnomedicine/Ethnomedicine_by_Illness#Eczema Ethnomedicine by Illness, Eczema] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eczema Wikipedia Eczema] - Improvement: Combined wikibooks with wikipedia articles
*[[Cancer Home Treatment]] - Source: Original
*[[Devcoin]] - Source: [https://github.com/Unthinkingbit/charity/blob/master/devcoin.html https://github.com/Unthinkingbit/charity/blob/master/devcoin.html
Coin Address: 17vec4jQGCzMEsTnivizHPaowE715tu2CB
Please add links to your articles in the same format on your user page. Also, if you are on the bitcoinshare list please use the same coin address, so that if a dishonest writer edits your coin address the discrepancy will be noticed.
Ideally you can run devcoin and get a new address.
However, currently the only devcoin binary is the Linux daemon, so if you are not using Linux you may find it difficult or impossible to install devcoin on your system. If this is the case, you can put a bitcoin address for your coin address, and import the bitcoin address into devcoin in the future when there will be devcoin binaries for other platforms and you can then install devcoin on your system. The procedure for importing a bitcoin address into devcoin is at the bottom of the:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=34586.msg430630#msg430630
Because Linux is more secure than Mac and Windows, it is a good idea to keep your coins on a Linux computer. For even more safety, you can get a separate Linux computer dedicated to storing coins. Large cities often have a store selling refurbished Linux computers; if there is no Linux store close to your place you can get one by mail from a place like:http://www.usanotebook.com/laptops_with_linux_ubuntu.php
for less than 200 USD.
The idea behind devtome is that the generation shares pay people to write for the wiki, the advertising revenue from the wiki purchases devcoins on an exchange which causes the value of devcoin to rise, which means more money for writers, and so on. Because advertising rates are low, it will take at least a few months for the advertising revenue to be significant, but you have to start somewhere.
The root article is at:http://www.devtome.org/wiki/index.php?title=Earn_Devcoins_By_Writing
The current devcoin forum thread is:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=34586.0