Utopian for contributors
Utopian is the only platform rewarding contributions to Open Source projects by utilizing a decentralised, vote-based reward system built on top of the STEEM Blockchain.
Join today to earn STEEM cryptocurrency by contributing to your favorite Open Source projects!
Utopian aims to empower professionals in a variety of categories in their contribution to the Open Source movement. From software developers to graphic designers, from marketers to bug-hunters; Now everyone can be rewarded for contributing to Open Source projects.
Everything starts with an idea. Share your ideas or minor feature requests and help improve a project.
If you've written code and created pull requests, share your work with the Utopian community.
Help developers find and fix problems with their software by sharing detailed bug reports.
Help people use software in other languages by translating text or documentation via Crowdin and other tools.
Share original logos, icons, backgrounds and other graphics that you have designed for a project.
Maybe you've analyzed a particular project's data set and extracted useful information from it. You can share it with the community too.
Marketing efforts can also be rewarded through Utopian as well. Tell the community what you've done to promote an Open Source project.
If you have authored documentation for a project (in any language), you can share it with the community.
Write informative tutorials and help other people to use Open Source products.
Create how-to videos for an Open Source product and help people learn how to use it.
Write engaging and informative copy for Open Source projects, and improve the strength of their brand.
Submissions to this category are designated to promote open source projects and to inform about their development.
Utopian for Project Owners
Is your Open Source project lacking traction and engagement? Are you looking to attract developers and contributors and reward them without a bounty budget? Now you can. Utopian doesn’t only reward contributors, but also generates STEEM cryptocurrency revenues for project owners.
Getting contributors to your Open Source project on Utopian is super-easy. Simply sync your GitHub account with Utopian and start crowdsourcing your Open Source project in just minutes. Create task requests to address our international community of professionals, and Utopian will reward the contributors for delivering what you and your project need.
Our modern world is driven by Open Source software. It runs on every computer, every smartphone or tablet and all your favorite apps would not run without it. It is developed mainly by volunteers and by hobbyists around the world, those geeks among your friends that love their computers more than hanging out with you. Open Source software is free and common property and allows everyone to use it and alter it to their needs. It relies on collective intelligence instead of the standards imposed by superiors. All this work is done for free! Utopian however rewards everyone who contributes to such projects, as long as a certain standard of quality is met.
Hi! I'm Octocat!I work at GitHub, as a Mascot! It's a very great place to be. We are a world-spanning community of enthusiasts and volunteers, working together on thousands of cool projects. Utopian.io rewards you for making contributions to Open Source projects, like fixing bugs, translating texts, writing documentation or sharing good ideas and more.
Take a look at the most active projects on Utopian!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the most asked questions and their respective answers.
Who pays the rewards?
To pay the rewards, Utopian.io uses the Steem blockchain. The money is created in the form of a cryptocurrency called STEEM, through community voting. Nobody has to pay for the rewards directly. They are generated and distributed using an algorithm called Proof-of-Brain, which encourages people to create and curate quality content.
In the case of Utopian.io, your contributions to the Open Source world are the quality content. By upvoting your contributions, the community creates money to reward you for your work. People can also choose to pay each other directly using their own STEEM, if they want to, but it's optional.
The worth of a user's vote is based on his/her own investment in the platform and the larger their stake, the more their vote is worth when curating. Utopian.io itself can vote on your contributions. Over 3.5 million Steem Power was delegated to the Utopian.io platform's account, making its full vote worth more than $500, at current market prices.
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