|Openchallenge 2. Time to deadline: 68 days 22 hrs 52 mins|
"I congratulate you with the practical and inspiring approach taken by
Openchallenge. It is interesting that this scheme both stimulates the
release of open source software and is also operated by people within
the open source community itself.
Perhaps such a "challenge posting" scheme is also of interest for public
authorities to promote open source development."
openchallenge :: materialize your creativity
Openchallenge is a catalyst for materializing creativity and for channeling open source potential into tackling real world problems.
You can participate in the openchallenge by releasing the results of your brain activity under open source: think, do or do both.
Ideas and concepts
Do you have an idea or concept which you would like to transfer from your head into code? Or maybe you are in need of some software - like a device driver for your favorite device and operating system. Publish your idea or need here for open source developers. Someone out there might implement it and publish the results under an open source license - to your and everyone else's benefit. Here is a list of current ideas - implement one if you are in need of project :)
Are you in need of a coding challenge that solves a real-world need? Implement one the submitted ideas/concepts. Or do you have a piece of code hanging in the corner of your hard drive which you programmed for your own purposes? Release it here, someone else might benefit from utilizing it as well. The chances are that your solution gets utilized and further developed.
You can participate in the openchallenge by an open entry or by implementing one of the ideas/concepts submitted.
Quarterly, the best idea/concept and implementation are awarded with honors and a prize (a cool gadget, a nerd toy or something else of geeky flavor). A press release about the winners is sent to selected news sources. Here are the winners of previous challenges.
Openchallenge 1, challenge closed
The Challenge was closed on 31st March. The award-winner(s) will be nominated latest on 28th April.
Openchallenge 2, April - JuneChallenge ongoing. Take part: submit your entry using this form for the "implementations category" and using this form for the "ideas and concepts" category. Submit your entry at the latest on June 30th.