RIPA GitHub Development Bounty Program

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RIPA is an open source project and we value our community more than anything. In an open source environment like ours, community supporters can provide the critical boost that a project needs to see long term success. In order to cultivate a community full of experienced developers, security experts, and dedicated enthusiasts, we are instituting a developer bounty program to help show our appreciation for all of the hard work you all are putting into RIPA.

You can receive some nice bounties helping with RIPA development. An added benefit is that we are always on a lookout for talented devs to join our team in a more official and full-time paying job. Our GitHub contributors are usually our first candidates from which we hire.

We want to give every developer, hacker, and hobbyist who sees something special in RIPA an opportunity to be rewarded for their valuable input to the RIPA ecosystem. These funds will be awarded to any contributor who wants to further improve our code base, find critical bugs, or identify security breaches which might pose a threat to the RIPA network.

All GitHub bounties are paid at the beginning of every month for contributions accepted and merged during a previous month. We will contact you either via Slack or GitHub.

How does it Work?

The program consists of contribution rewards, monthly contests, and even a chance to get funding for your own project. Let’s take a look at the different ways in which you can earn RIPA for your contributions!

Pull Requests — ₱100 XPX

Each accepted pull request from our development team will automatically reward you with ₱100 XPX.

We value your time and energy finding areas for improvement within our code, no matter how big they are. While this is a small amount of RIPA, the pull rewards can add up over time, and each one (note that typo pull-requests will only count once per month, per user) will automatically enter you into the second phase of our program — monthly bounties!

Monthly Bounties

On top of each accepted pull, we’ll be selecting monthly winners, based on accepted PRs from month they were accepted, and giving you a chance to earn bigger amounts of RIPA depending on scope, of your pull requests. All corresponding ₱100 XPX accepted pull requests will be paid out separately from the monthly bounty winners***.

Currently (last updated for May 2018 payouts) :

1st : ₱20,000 XPX
2nd: ₱15,000 XPX
3rd: ₱10,000 XPX
4th–6th: ₱2,500 XPX / each
7th+ : ₱500 XPX / each
(+ all ₱100 XPX merged PR’s)

Please note that for ease of tracking, PRs count in the month when they get merged, and not when they are submitted.

Security Bounty

We know that software will always have some flaws, and some can be hard to notice initially. As we take security of our network as a top priority, we are introducing a security/vulnerability bounty for any bugs or errors in the core ( https://github.com/RipaEx/ripa-node ) that could potentially harm or exploit the RIPA network.

To get this bounty:

  • never publicly disclose any exploit or vulnerability
  • never maliciously initiate an exploit on main network
  • send an in-depth explanation mail to security@ripaex.io with steps to reproduce
  • RIPA team will rate it on a scale, LOW — MEDIUM — CRITICAL — DOOMSDAY
  • LOW: ₱2,000
  • MEDIUM: ₱10,000
  • CRITICAL: ₱20,000
  • DOOMSDAY: Contact Us

If you also include a patch you will be eligible for additional 50% on top of these numbers.

Custom Projects

If you have a great idea which is not yet developed, and will help improve or make RIPA better — it can be new API integration language, game, commerce plugin, other RIPA related apps, hardware integration, … — get in contact with ‘gsilvestri’ on RIPA Slack, before you start development, so we can talk it through.

RULES FOR CUSTOM PROJECTS:

  1. MUST BE OPEN-SOURCE (MIT LICENSE), THE SAME LICENSE AS SEEN ON RIPA GITHUB PROJECTS.
  2. ALL PROJECTS MUST BENEFIT RIPA ECOSYSTEM AND MUST BE PUT ON GITHUB TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR GITHUB BOUNTY.
  3. MUST HAVE NOT BEEN AWARDED OTHER RIPA RELATED BOUNTIES (NO DOUBLE DIPPING).

Want to chat with other developers and brainstorm on new exciting ideas or share your thoughts?

  1. Join RIPA Slack
  2. Join room #development in RIPA Slack
  3. Join RIPA developers on Gitter

Remember to connect to us...

Website: www.ripaex.io
Bitcointalk ANN: bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3759172
Whitepaper: github.com/RipaEx/whitepaper/raw/master/eng/RipaEx_WP_EN.pdf
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ripaex
Twitter: twitter.com/ripaex
Gitter: gitter.im/RipaEx/RipaEx
GitHub: github.com/RipaEx/
Medium: medium.com/ripaex

*** Submitting PR (Pull-Request) is a tacit agreement of the ongoing terms. The decision of the winners is the sole responsibility of the RIPA team, and no appeals will be taken. Every PR containing only typo corrections or small translations in local language (eg. document with typo, small typos in code) will be counted only once per month per GitHub user, and won’t count as part of the sum of your total monthly PRs, meaning that you might not be eligible for bigger monthly rewards. We reserve the right to change any rules and rewards on monthly basis, so you will always know what to expect for the next month, as we want to make GitHub bounty as fair as possible for all developers, and consistent from month to month.

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