What is IssueHunt?
IssueHunt is an issue-based bounty platform for open source projects.
IssueHunt offers a service that pays freelance developers for contributing to the open-source code. We do it through what is called bounties: financial rewards granted to whoever solves a given problem. The funding for these bounties comes from anyone who is willing to donate to have any given bug fixed or feature added.
Initially, we made IssueHunt for contributors of our project Boostnote. We’ve got over 12k+ GitHub stars in two years and hundreds of contributors.
At first, we made a prototype of IssueHunt as a bounty program for the Boostnote community. As a result, many issues resolved in a few days and our community has boosted!
From our use-case we’ve realized IssueHunt could improve the sustainability of the open-source ecosystem overall.
We organized IssueHunt with a simple mission in mind: to create a sustainable open source ecosystem.
We think enthusiastic open source developers are not appropriately rewarded no matter how much they contribute to the technology evolution.
Many leading projects use open-source software, but no matter how they are essential, the owners of those projects juggle multiple jobs to sustain their living.
We want to fix this situation by nurturing a healthy open-source ecosystem.