Can we build a community-owned Open-Source Ecosystem that’s commercially viable to drive growth, increase opportunities, and increase project visibility for the whole Cardano Community?
Since Fund 6, the OSDE challenge aims to provide a stream of resources to teams that want to develop their projects and contribute back to the community by sharing part of their efforts in terms of open source projects, open-source frameworks, and accessible knowledge.
The projects funded by Catalyst should be able to generate business value retained by the teams, and at the same time contribute back to the Cardano community.
For example, a funded project can develop an idea, leverage its business value, and share the non-core-business efforts with other teams by providing examples, documentation, code, or a framework accessible to the community.
The ecosystem will be improved by leveraging the increase of knowledge in the community.
Catalyst exists to gradually work towards the final stage of the roadmap of Cardano: Voltaire. We are building tools to support new forms of governance and collaboration, on top of technology that is still being developed. The development of this technology itself, in the end, will have to become part of this same process as well. Such a complex and daunting task requires experts from a variety of disciplines to work together with a common goal.
This challenge is about growing the open-source ecosystem by funding and improving projects that should share part of their efforts to make the ecosystem grow, and it is not to be confused with other challenges that don't require open-sourcing a project to the community.
Challenge Team Details
Ninh Tran - CEO @Snapbrillia - Open-Source Quadratic Funding & Open-Source Bounties
Johnny Nguyen - Head of Open Source @IOG, Cardano Open-Source Fund, Open-Source Contributor
Patrik Suzzi - Sr. Software Engineer, Eclipse Committer, Cardano FP, Open-Source Contributor
Beatrice Thelisma - CTO @Snapbrillia, Long-Standing Open-Source Contributor
Frank Albanese - CSO @Snapbrillia, Long-Standing Open-Source Contributor
James Willingham - CIO @Snapbrillia, Long-Standing Open-Source Contributor
Seomon - Co-founder @CardanoAfterDark, Littlefish, C4C, Catalyst-School, Open-Source Contributor
Luke Hoare - Mlabs Admin & Catalyst Lead, Mlabs' Open-Source Team Coordinator
Why is it important?
Growing a marketplace & ecosystem of experts able to work on complex software is important to build and maintain the foundations of Cardano.
How does success looks like?
Key Metrics to measure