I'm looking to develop a web platform that puts people interested in joining or starting open source projects together.
Essentially, I'd like to see a platform where people from a range of backgrounds can get together, and in this community setting, produce some high-quality open source software.
People who will use this site are:
- People without technical skills that have an idea they'd like to see become a reality
- Developers and coders with the skills to make a project work
- Testers who wish to trial the output from said projects and offer their feedback in order to develop a better product
- People who wish to contribute financially to a project
I'd like to have a site where individuals can login and post details of their project or skills, perhaps with the option to link to Facebook or Twitter. Eventually I would like to link this site with some sort of crowdfunding option. Currently though, this is not the priority.
In the spirit of open source, I'm really looking for the people who can make this project a reality for the lowest possible cost. If, in the spirit of open source, you wish to volunteer your skills for a short time for free, every little bit of assistance is appreciated.
If you have any suggestions in regards to making this project a reality, or if you would like to support this project in some other way, please feel free to contact me.
I look forward to working with you.