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Inspired by these global developments, FundRequest aims to bring together organizations requesting software development with the actual developers. Similar to companies like Uber and AirBnB, they facilitate the matching of supply and demand in a way that is beneficial to both parties. Developers are able to obtain extra income, and have more flexibility to choose working hours. Companies or people requesting software development benefit from lower search costs, as well as a more affordable solution compared to traditional software. At the same time, they receive a tailor-made solution on an ad hoc basis, and can enter into a dialogue with the developer. By offering this solution to the people and companies within the open source space, their goal is to spur collaboration​ ​and​ ​enrich​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​open​ ​source​ ​ecosystem.

Thanks to the decentralized feature of blockchain technology the upkeep cost for the FundRequest platform is low, creating a win-win scenario for transacting parties. Contrary to some other, existing platforms, FundRequest will not charge a service fee to developers or requesting organizations. Reducing friction for adoption and usage is the right thing to do if they want to genuinely enrich the open​ ​source​ ​ecosystem.

SkillToken Factory

​A decentralized system that manages SkillTokens, which are rewarded for proven work, skill, integrity. Integrity could be proven for example by partaking in governance voting where one would vote honestly and honorably. Multiple platforms can integrate with the SkillToken Factory. FND Tokens are used to pay the transactions​ ​fees​ ​related​ ​to​ ​the​ ​SkillToken​ ​services.

Solver’s​ ​perspective

FundRequest applies the same logic as the project owner when it comes to settling the request. When the project owner considers a request to be solved, then it is also solved from FundRequest’s point of view.14 Once the request is considered solved, the solver is able to claim the funds allocated to the related request. Upon claiming, the smart contract acts as an escrow service and validates both the authenticity of the solver and the​ ​state​ ​of​ ​the​ ​request.

Dispute​ ​flow

We believe that FundRequest should grow into a platform for the community by the community and the dispute flow is a part of that vision. Hence, the dispute resolution is resolved by community vote. Many other decentralized projects are offering governance or prediction market services. Therefore they decided not to build another system that resolves disputes via community voting mechanisms, but rather partner with existing providers that offer such services as their core product. This will allow us to focus on their core features, use a widely tested conflict resolution flow, and strengthen the blockchain network. Examples of such parties include Aragon15, Gnosis16 and Augur17. Should they, for some reason find that external parties are not a good fit with their goals, then they will build​ ​one​ ​tailored​ ​to​ ​our​ ​own​ ​needs.


A bug fix, a translation or a question can be seen as a small request. A new feature or project is considered a large request. How a large request differ from a small request is by allowing only one solver (person or team) to work on a large request at the same time. During the creation of a request the funder has the ability to identify his request as a large request, for example a feature or project. The funder of a project o feature has the right to decline the candidacy of the solver. A large request can also be disputed and will​ ​follow​ ​the​ ​same​ ​dispute​ ​flow​ ​as​ ​small​ ​requests.

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