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Crowdfunding Free Software, one issue at a time.

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FreedomSponsors is a platform for supporting free/libre software projects through microcrowdfunding – that is, crowdfunding individual open source project’s issues. lets you help the Open Source projects you love by creating and collecting bounties.

How it works:

  1. A sponsor places a bounty for an issue.
  2. Other sponsors might places more bounties for the same issue.
  3. A developer resolves the issue.
  4. The sponsors verify the fix and pay the developer.

FreedomSponsors is a system strongly based on trust and reputation.

In this repo you'll find the full source code that powers FS (backend and frontend).

FreedomSponsors is a Python+Django application.

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Helping out

Liked FreedomSponsors and want to help? Great! There are many ways you can help.

Spread the word.

For crowdfunding to happen there must be a crowd in the first place.

The easiest way you can help FreedomSponsors is talk about it.

Show it around at your workplace, tweet about it, share on Facebook and Google+

Get in touch

Great things come up when people communicate and we'd love to hear from you. There are many ways you can get in touch:

Give feedback

Want to report a bug or suggest a great new feature?

Have a killer idea to help us with marketing?

Besides the channels above, you can drop your thoughts in the feedback section. We love feedback, really :-)


We have a lot of cool ideas to implement, and we got our hands full, so we'll take all the help we can get :-).

If you want to help out, check out our Waffle board below to see what's going on and the most urgent issues that we need help with.

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Special Thanks

A special thanks goes out to JetBrains for providing the Open Source license for its awesome Pycharm IDE, which is heavily used for the development of FreedomSponsors.



This software is licensed under the AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE.

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Crowdfunding Free Software, one issue at a time.

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