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Open-source crowdsourcing (microtasking) platform with a focus on volunteer contribution and making it super-easy to create a crowd-sourcing app.
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PyBossa is an open source platform for crowd-sourcing online (volunteer) assistance to perform tasks that require human cognition, knowledge or intelligence (e.g. image classification, transcription, information location etc).

Shuttleworth Foundation Funded

PyBossa was inspired by the BOSSA crowdsourcing engine but is written in python (hence the name!). It can be used for any distributed tasks project but was initially developed to help scientists and other researchers crowd-source human problem-solving skills!

See it in Action

PyBossa powers and MicroPast a joint project by British Museum and University College of London.

Installing and Upgrading

Important: if you are updating a server, please, be sure to check the Database Migration scripts, as new changes could introduce new tables, columns, etc, in the DB model. See the Updating Section from the documentation

See installation instructions.

Running Tests

Just run the following command:

  nosetests test/

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If you want to contribute to the project, please, check the CONTRIBUTING file.

It has the instructions to become a contributor.


Copyright / License

Copyright 2015 SciFabric LTD.

Source Code License: The GNU Affero General Public License, either version 3 of the License or (at your option) any later version. (see COPYING file)

The GNU Affero General Public License is a free, copyleft license for software and other kinds of works, specifically designed to ensure cooperation with the community in the case of network server software.

Documentation and media is under a Creative Commons Attribution License version 3.

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