Let's Get Stuff Funded for ODM! [via Quadratic Funding - 3 Days Left!]

Hey all :hand:

As part of our mission to bring awesome drone software, we focus intensively on sustainability (a.k.a. how to pay for development, bug fixes, new features, hosting, etc. for the benefit of all).

Open-source has unique funding challenges, mostly because of behavioral economics. We’re still figuring out what works and what doesn’t.

Today we want to try something new. We’ve built a platform (open-source, of course) to raise community funds using a novel idea called “quadratic funding”.

See how it works: https://fund.webodm.org/#/howitworks

We’re also launching 3 funds to implement 3 much requested features:

If you want to raise funds for some other feature or idea, just submit a request: https://fund.webodm.org/#/createfund

Fund page: https://fund.webodm.org

Quadratik platform on GitHub: https://github.com/uav4geo/quadratik

We welcome feedback! :pray:

Also, if you find a bug in the platform, please open an issue: https://github.com/uav4geo/quadratik

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Love it! Shared it with the financial director for QGIS for them to check out as well.

I’ll try to contribute here shortly, but I might need to sell off some assets first (Anyone need/want Fuji X-T1 and/or RunCamHD2) since I’ve been on a camera buying spree recently :rofl:

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And we have the first pledge! Post here with your username if you make a pledge, we’ll assign some celebratory badges! :clinking_glasses:

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This better be a nice frickin’ badge for what I just donated! (jk)

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Oh it’s an epic badge!

https://community.opendronemap.org/badges/109/funding-hero

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Is this good enough?
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cc by SA: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/henry-communicator-badge-c7773c5b981a470093316960bf715fa3

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Not my Fandom, but I know I’m odd that way :stuck_out_tongue:

Whatever works for you all!

Anyone make a model of the Solo :thinking:

Great idea Piero!

Cheers!

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Perfection :heart_eyes:

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Put in another donation and got $323 of value out of it!

Come on everyone, let’s do another round!

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:+1: I need to add some checks to the platform software, but technically pledges are limited to one pledge per fund, per person. So if you’ve already pledged, don’t pledge again! (We’ll make an exception for this one time @Saijin_Naib ).

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I’m sorry :sob:

Would merging them into one summed donation fix that issue of repeat donations?

Feel free to move my second donation to the GPU one, if that helps any.

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No worries! :slight_smile: The system should have caught this.

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3 days left! :slight_smile:

One of the funds is so close…

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I don’t know anyone else to help fund! I’m getting really stressed that we’ll miss the funding mark on this one :sob:

Just gave it a little hit. For those who may not have followed the quadratic funding info links, that’s quite a large multiplier to your donation. It would only take three or four more $25 donations for the https://fund.webodm.org/#/fund/1 project to get funded and reduce a bottleneck in the processing pipeline. Very much worth it.

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I’d do another $25, but I’m pretty sure @pierotofy Piero will yell at me :rofl:

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lol, probably not yelling, but per the rules of the fund I would have delete the additional contribution :slight_smile:

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