** NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS **
With the BambooGarden Fund committee now in place, we are excited to invite applications for funding in the following areas only:
- Formal documentation
We believe the project would benefit hugely from having our algorithms formally documented. Perhaps a technical writer or the like who has experience writing formal algorithms and papers would be able to offer value here. Having these formal documents in place helps onboard developers who are getting involved, while also helping external auditors who we would at some point be asking to check our code for security flaws, bugs, etc.
- Additional CRDT expertise
- Additional consensus expertise
- Additional networking expertise
These initial areas have been identified as a priority by MaidSafe and agreed with the committee. We would like to restrict applications to these specific areas for now to help funnel the applications at a steady rate for the volunteer fund committee members, while also helping us compare and assess applications for the same or similar projects.
We look forward to receiving applications to the fund, however, these must be supplemented by a cohesive and exhaustive plan in order to be seriously considered.
If you submit via email, please include a summary of your idea and how it helps achieve the fund’s goals, a detailed plan on how you intend to implement this idea, and the expected costs of this proposal that you would like the fund to cover.
We would also love to see short video presentations, maximum 10 minutes, included as part of applications. A video presentation would help the committee evaluate these applications so we encourage them where possible, but they are not mandatory. Applicants may also make these videos widely available on the forum, if they wish, but we understand some may not want their ideas made public.
We anticipate that funds will be paid out for successful applications either on final delivery, or on reaching agreed milestones on the way towards delivery, with evidence required that those milestones have been met.
Each application will be evaluated not only on whether it meets the fund’s purposes, but also on whether it provides value for money.
While we cannot guarantee we will accept every application, we do encourage as many as possible.
For full details on this fund, it’s purposes, and how it is being managed, please see the original BambooGarden Fund announcement post.
We look forward to receiving your applications and working with you to bring the Safe Network closer.