Note: as an effort to give back to Octant community, just like with Epoch 0, 100% of funds given to Drips in Epoch 1 will be re-directed to the FOSS projects that the Octant project depends on: Wagmi, Web3.py, Flask, Nimbus. You can see the funds flowing to these projects in Ocant’s Drip List here.
Drips is a new protocol (and app), built on Ethereum, that enables organizations and individuals to directly and publicly provide funding to the free and open-source software projects they depend on the most.
At the core of the Drips user experience is the Drip List. This is a collection of Ethereum addresses, ENS names and Git repositories curated by an individual or organization and packaged together under one title. This list is accompanied by a percentage (of funds to be received) allocated to each item on the list. These lists are publicly available, and shareable on the web with the ability to be either editable or immutable.
With Drip Lists we make project recipient lists permanent, public, and open for anyone to support. This allows the creator to curate a list of recipients and provide context about them, effectively signaling to others in their community by setting an example. All of this makes it simpler to discover projects and people in need in your ecosystem and transparently support them.
We are all interdependent, and our success hinges upon the success of others. Drips is rooted in recognizing and building upon our mutual dependencies. By leveraging our interdependence, we ensure that resources are directed to areas of genuine need and impact. If we truly desire a society capable of creating and nurturing these indispensable FOSS software stacks for the long haul, we must confront the urgent need for financial resilience. Collectively we can forge sustainable economic models that nourish our interconnected communities, cultivate thriving public goods, and ensure the longevity of the software that underpins our digital world.
Drips originally started as part of the Radworks (originally Radicle) project and community and now in 2023 the seed has sprouted to become its own full-fledged project, We are a decentralized organization of developers from all over the world who are passionate about free and open source software and new economic mechanisms to support it. If you would like to connect, the best place to find us is on our Discord. We welcome community feedback and new contributions.
- Do you have a commitment to open-source (i.e. every open-source license accepted by the Open-Source Initiative) technology and sharing results publicly?
- Have you provided transparency about how exactly funding will be used?
- Are you advancing values of freedom and privacy (no surveillance and handling of personal data)?
- Are you supporting decentralization in various fields (for example building Web3 projects)?
- Have you provided social media channels to the extent that we can confirm social proof of your project?