SourceCred is currently in alpha. It’s being actively dogfooded by SourceCred itself, and showing promising results. As an overarching goal for 2020, we’d like to launch the SourceCred beta, and onboard a few pilot projects into using SourceCred.
What we’ll do for Pilot Partners
- Help them configure and maintain their instance
- Update documentation and UI based on their questions and feedback
- Build features as needed for their use cases
- Build moderation tools as-needed to protect them from attacks and gaming
What we expect from Pilot Partners
- Be active partners in working to make their SourceCred deployment successful
- Create their own Grain, and give it real economic value
- (e.g. flowing reward tokens to Grainholders, having a foundation repurchase their Grain, etc)
- Model good behavior of flowing Cred/Grain back to their dependencies (including the SourceCred pilot program)
What we’re looking for in Pilot Partners
- An engaged open-source community that’s excite to experiment with governance and incentives
- A community with a high trust level (either L3 or L2)
- A community with 10-100 active contributors
- If possible, usage of both GitHub and Discourse
- Not a corporate project (i.e. not de-facto controlled by a centralized entity; most contributors are not employees)
While SourceCred is still in alpha and early beta, we discourage you from using SourceCred with incentives outside of the pilot program. Flowing financial rewards to pseudonymous actors on the internet creates a lot of risk around gaming and abuse. With the pilot partners, we’re planning to actively support them to prevent attacks, including building new moderation tools as they’re needed. Without that level of support, there’s a serious risk that attackers will game your instance, take your money, and hurt your community.
Since SourceCred is open-source, we of course can’t stop you . But we ask you to wait until SourceCred is ready (or apply to be a pilot partner!).
We aim to onboard the first pilot partners around Q2/Q3 2020. We will likely take a staggered approach, onboarding partners one-at-a-time, in order from smallest community to largest.
How to apply
If you represent a community that is interested in being a pilot partner: awesome! If you’re comfortable proposing in public, please create a new thread in the “The CredSperiment” category proposing that your project be a pilot partner. If you’d prefer to handle things with more confidentiality, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to start the conversation.
Please reply on this thread if you have questions or comments about the pilot partnership program in general.