Sustainable Open Source Ecosystem with IssueHunt

October 18, 2018


What is IssueHunt?

IssueHunt 🦉 = OSS Development ⚒ + Bounty Program 💰

IssueHunt is an issue-based bounty platform for open source projects.

Anyone can put a bounty on not only a bug but also on OSS feature requests listed on IssueHunt. Collected funds will be distributed to project owners and contributors.

Many famous OSSs such as AntDesign (35k GitHub stars) and NW.js (34k GitHub stars) has been participated on IssueHunt.

Sustainable Open Source Ecosystem

I discussed about open-source ecosystem and IssueHunt concept with the Boostnote team repeatedly. We actually also discussed with Matz who father of Ruby.

The original reason why we made IssueHunt was to reward our contributors of Boostnote project. We’ve got over 9.8k+ Github stars and hundred of contributors in two years.

We thought that it will be nice if we can pay reward for our contributors.

To prove the concept, we made and provided a prototype of IssueHunt as a bounty program to the Boostnote community. As a result, many issues were resolved in a few days and our community has boosted!

By this, we’ve realized IssueHunt could enhance sustainability of open-source ecosystem.

We believe Meritocracy

We think developers who has skill and did great things must be rewarded properly.

OSS projects are used in everywhere on the internet, but no matter how they great, most of owners of those projects need to have another job to sustain their living.

It sometimes looks like exploitation. We would like to fix this problem, so our team has passionate about make a sustainable OSS ecosystem.

As same as issues of Boostnote are already funded on IssueHunt, your open-source projects can be also started funding from now.

Back to building,

The BoostIO Team