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 =Devcoin Official Site= =Devcoin Official Site=
  
-Devcoin is an ethically inspired project based on the BitCoin crypto-currency and created to help fund open source projects created by programmers,​ hardware developers, ​writers, musicians, painters, graphic artists ​and filmmakers.+Devcoin is an ethically inspired project based on the BitCoin crypto-currency and created to help fund open source projects created by writers and software developers.
  
-Participants in the DevCoin economy earn DevCoins in proportion to their project development. Writers [[earn devcoins by writing]], developers earn bitcoins by developing, ​artists ​earn DevCoin ​by creating, and the same follow for every other category including ​Administrators ​who apply their time and effort to help organize the DevCoin project ​and Marketers who [[earn devcoins by Marketing]].+Participants in the DevCoin economy earn DevCoins in proportion to their project development. Writers [[earn devcoins by writing]], developers earn bitcoins by developing, ​Marketers [[earn devcoins ​by Marketing]], and Administrators ​earn devcoins by applying ​their time and effort to help organize the DevCoin project.
  
-We consider funding open source projects of all sortsso if you have one idea that needs funding and you like us to take a lookpleaseby all means, submit your project at [https://cryptostocks.com/ Cryptostocks] and share with the DevCoin community over our [https://​bitcointalk.org/​index.php?​topic=34586.0 thread at BitcoinForumTalk]. We understand you may not want to discuss your idea in public, if that's the case, please submit it to [email protected]+Hopefully devcoin will eventually fund all types of developers including hardware developersgraphic artistsmusiciansand filmmakers. 
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 +==Source== 
 +[https://github.com/devcoin/core Devcoin Source]
  
 ==Download== ==Download==
-===Linux=== 
-*[https://​www.box.com/​s/​rn4yaqykkwskszsw7iwn GUI Linux 32 bit build] 
-*[https://​www.box.com/​s/​aat28f6cg7y07rfluoir Devcoind Linux 32 bit build] 
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-*[https://​www.box.com/​s/​kv06p8c9mc98ck4r97e1 GUI Linux 64 bit build] 
-*[https://​www.box.com/​s/​uuezs2d5mro1ltiwgvke Devcoind Linux 64 bit build] 
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-*[http://​sourceforge.net/​projects/​galacticmilieu/​files/​DeVCoin/​ Devcoin files]. 
-*[https://​github.com/​knotwork/​old-devcoin-qt Sources for the linux graphical version]. 
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-Information 
-*[https://​bitcointalk.org/​index.php?​topic=34586.msg1390441#​msg1390441 Debian devcoin-qt] 
-*[https://​bitcointalk.org/​index.php?​topic=34586.msg1937349#​msg1937349 Debian devcoind] 
-*[https://​bitcointalk.org/​index.php?​topic=154568.msg1639273#​msg1639273 Ubuntu devcoind] 
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-===Windows=== 
-*[https://​www.box.com/​s/​1mqfk22gyqq97ytdmifi/​1/​841702278/​7790781704/​1 Devcoin Windows32 Zip File] 
-*[https://​www.box.com/​s/​crfmuuhe0f32w5g4nt4i Devcoin Experimental Windows32 Setup Exe] 
-*[https://​www.box.com/​s/​1mqfk22gyqq97ytdmifi/​1/​841702278/​7790785646/​1 Devcoin Windows32 Experimental Zip File] 
-*[http://​www.darkgamex.ch/​devcoin/​Devcoin-WindowsBundle.zip Windows bundle] 
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-Information 
-*[https://​bitcointalk.org/​index.php?​topic=129563.0 Devcoin QT Wallet For Windows Users Discussion Thread] 
-*[https://​bitcointalk.org/​index.php?​topic=34586.msg1367909#​msg1367909 Windows bundle description]. 
-*[https://​bitcointalk.org/​index.php?​topic=34586.msg1362415#​msg1362415 Windows devcoin.exe] 
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-===Mac=== 
-[https://​www.box.com/​s/​ntna8dibxek351s42fxu Mac OSX Devcoin] 
  
-===Web=== +[http://devcoin.org/​devcoin-wallet.html Devcoin.org]
-Devcoin web wallet available through devda.ch (aol, hotmail and yahoo mail is disabled):​ +
-https://www.devda.ch/+
  
 ==Purpose== ==Purpose==
 The purpose of the devcoin is to give money to open source developers for their work in as fair a manner as possible. The purpose of the devcoin is to give money to open source developers for their work in as fair a manner as possible.
  
-Many open source developers do not get a significant amount of money for their work.  Advertising,​ charity and sometimes consulting provide some income, but many developers, even those with projects used by several thousand people, only get a few dollars a month. ​ In a typical economy, in the ballpark of 1% goes to charity. ​ That is not enough to support people.+Many open source developers do not get a significant amount of money for their work. Advertising,​ charity and sometimes consulting provide some income, but many developers, even those with projects used by several thousand people, only get a few dollars a month. In a typical economy, in the ballpark of 1% goes to charity. That is not enough to support people.
  
-Because developers get so little, they can only develop their projects in their spare time, which makes development really slow.  Feature requests and critiques do not accelerate development,​ money will.+Because developers get so little, they can only develop their projects in their spare time, which makes development really slow. Feature requests and critiques do not accelerate development,​ money will.
  
-Devcoins provide an income for everyone who wants to work, even if they live in an area with more job seekers than jobs.  With devcoin, no one who wants to work need be completely out of money. ​ Anyone who does good work will get some devcoins. ​ There is no guarantee that this will be a high income, but something is way better than nothing.+Devcoins provide an income for everyone who wants to work, even if they live in an area with more job seekers than jobs. With devcoin, no one who wants to work need be completely out of money. Anyone who does good work will get some devcoins. There is no guarantee that this will be a high income, but something is way better than nothing.
  
 By buying devcoins you help developers and give the world more open source software, books, music, art, and movies. By buying devcoins you help developers and give the world more open source software, books, music, art, and movies.
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 There are three common forms of money. There are three common forms of money.
  
-The original is extractive money. ​ Gold and silver and the most common, but other kinds of resources have been used like copper, salt, wheat, etc..+The original is extractive money. Gold and silver and the most common, but other kinds of resources have been used like copper, salt, wheat, etc..
  
 Debt money is the most common today, this includes all major currencies like the USD, Euro, etc.. Debt money is the most common today, this includes all major currencies like the USD, Euro, etc..
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 ==Categories== ==Categories==
-Licenses for programming and hardware which qualify for devcoins are the AGPL, Apache, BSD, GPL, LGPL, MIT, public domain, and unlicense. ​ Web code must be licensed under the AGPL, to close the web services loop hole, it could also be dual licensed. ​ Licenses for writers, musicians, painters and graphic artists, and filmmakers which qualify for devcoins are the Creative Commons Share Alike (wikipedia license), Creative Commons Attribution,​ public domain, and unlicense.+Licenses for programming and hardware which qualify for devcoins are the AGPL, Apache, BSD, GPL, LGPL, MIT, public domain, and unlicense. Web code must be licensed under the AGPL, to close the web services loop hole, it could also be dual licensed. Licenses for writers, musicians, painters and graphic artists, and filmmakers which qualify for devcoins are the Creative Commons Share Alike (wikipedia license), Creative Commons Attribution,​ public domain, and unlicense.
  
 Programmers and hardware developers includes, but is not limited to, people who develop open source software, websites, machinery, circuits, vehicles, housing, games, medicine, and transportation,​ energy and resource extraction systems. Programmers and hardware developers includes, but is not limited to, people who develop open source software, websites, machinery, circuits, vehicles, housing, games, medicine, and transportation,​ energy and resource extraction systems.
  
-Writers includes people who write books, articles, fiction, poetry, and documentation. ​ Fan fiction only qualifies if the source license also qualifies for devcoins.+Writers includes people who write books, articles, fiction, poetry, and documentation. Fan fiction only qualifies if the source license also qualifies for devcoins.
  
 The musicians category includes people who perform music and people who create or record unique sounds. Currently musicians only earn devcoins for their lyrics by the word, in future they will also get devcoins for music videos. The musicians category includes people who perform music and people who create or record unique sounds. Currently musicians only earn devcoins for their lyrics by the word, in future they will also get devcoins for music videos.
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 The painters and graphic artists category does not currently include photographers because photography can be done mechanically with little or no creative work. The painters and graphic artists category does not currently include photographers because photography can be done mechanically with little or no creative work.
  
-The filmmakers category includes people who make movies, shorts, and animation. ​ Fan films only qualify if the source license also qualifies for devcoins. Currently filmmakers only earn devcoins for their scripts by the word, in future they will also get devcoins for the film itself.+The filmmakers category includes people who make movies, shorts, and animation. Fan films only qualify if the source license also qualifies for devcoins. Currently filmmakers only earn devcoins for their scripts by the word, in future they will also get devcoins for the film itself.
  
 ==Developer== ==Developer==
-If you actively ​develop ​open source of any kind, you can apply to get a share of devcoin generation by messaging Metazilla through the [https://​bitcointalk.org/​index.php bitcoin forum], or by posting in the [https://​bitcointalk.org/​index.php?​topic=34586.0 devcoin thread].+If a developer ​actively ​develops ​open source of any kind, they can apply to get a share of devcoin generation by messaging Metazilla through the [https://​bitcointalk.org/​index.php bitcoin forum], or by posting in the [https://​bitcointalk.org/​index.php?​topic=233997.0 devcoin thread].
  
-Your candidacy would then be decided on, usually within eight days. If there is consensus ​that you are a good developeryou'll be in. If there is no consensusyour candidacy would be voted on. Depending on the vote you would either be inducted ​or you could try again after certain time.+If the developer ​is working for one of the projects already on either share list, and the founder of that project agreesthe developer goes on. If the developer'​s project ​is in a major Linux distribution, or their project has an active thread with at least 10 posts month from users, the developer goes on.
  
-The voting guideline follows.  ​If your work is used by more than thousand people, the vote should be 40 if the work is of low quality and 99 if the work is of high quality. ​ If your work is used by between ​hundred and a thousand people, the vote should be 30 if the work is of low quality and 90 if the work is of high quality. ​ If your work is used by between ten and hundred peoplethe vote should be 20 if the work is of low quality and 80 if the work is of high quality If your work is used by between two and ten people, the vote should be 10 if the work is low quality and 60 if the work is of high quality. ​ If you make are helpful ​to your users or readers ​and/or make informative posts, that would be counted towards your vote.  If you disrupt projects, ​that would be counted against your vote.+If the project gets few posts per month from usersor the developer works on it for month or two, then leaves for whileor the developer hasn't posted in long timethen it's a judgement callIn any case, the developer can always port their documentation ​to devtome ​and get devcoins ​that way.
  
-If you are part of a project which qualifies, then you must show evidence of some kind, be it posts, commits or something else, which shows that you are creating at least ten hours of accomplishment per week.  If you are part of a sub group on that project, for which the sub group qualifies as an active developer even if no one person accomplishes enough, then if all the people of the sub group agree on how the devcoins would be disbursed and how decisions would be made, then one purser for that sub group can apply to be get and disburse the active developer share and any votes would be done by the sub group. +Devcoins are granted only for good accomplishments, not for lines of code. They are not granted ​for malware, weapons, or nuclear technology.
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-Devcoins are granted only for good accomplishments. ​ They are not deserved or given for malware, weapons, or nuclear technology.  They are not deserved or given for lines of code or hours of work.+
  
 In general an active developer is expected to create good accomplishments that would take an average developer at least ten hours per week to accomplish. ​ This amount of time is typical for an active developer who does not get paid to work on open source and can only develop in their spare time. In general an active developer is expected to create good accomplishments that would take an average developer at least ten hours per week to accomplish. ​ This amount of time is typical for an active developer who does not get paid to work on open source and can only develop in their spare time.
  
 ==Voting== ==Voting==
-Voting will be [http://​rangevoting.org/​ range voting] on a scale of [http://​rangevoting.org/​Why99.html 0 to 99.] +Voting will be [http://​rangevoting.org/​ range voting] on a scale of [http://​rangevoting.org/​Why99.html 0 to 99]. If the issue is particular to a single developer, bounty or prize, three administrators are chosen at random to vote.  If the issue affects the community, every active developer can vote.
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-For induction voting, three administrators will be chosen at random. ​ They will range vote to decide whether the candidate will be inducted. ​ If the candidate gets 50% or more (49.5 on the 0 to 99 scale), they'​re in and they get their induction bounty. ​ In they get 40% or more, they can try again in a month, and they get a one time lifetime accomplishment bounty equal to half the current induction bounty. ​ If they get less than 40%, they can try again in 3 months. +
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-Other issues will be decided in a similar fashion If the issue is particular to a single developer, bounty or prize, three administrators are chosen at random to vote.  If the issue affects the community, every active developer can vote.+
  
 ==Administration== ==Administration==
-Anyone on who has been on the active developer list and who works well with others can choose to be an adminstrator at any time, and leave at any time.  They are paid for the time they administrate. +Anyone on who has been on the active developer list and who works well with others can choose to be an adminstrator at any time, and leave at any time. They are paid for the time they administrate. ​Each administrator ​has one task that they are responsible ​for, and if the task is small they are also expected ​to help others, for example ​by answering questions ​on devcoin threads.
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-An administrator ​can choose at least one category to vote on inductees; ​for this they receive one fifth of a share. ​ An administrator can be in a group of two or three administrators so that if the called administrator doesn'​t post a vote within four days, or the administrator ​is on vacation, an alternate from the administrator'​s group can be called. +
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-An administrator can choose to also maintain at least one copy of the receiver list, for which they get two fifths of a share. +
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-An administrator can choose to also audit the bounty files to see that all the links are good and/or generate the account and receiver filesfor which they get a fifth of a share. +
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-An administrator can choose to disburse bounties, for which they get a fifth of a share. +
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-If an adminstrator is disrupting devcoin or someone thinks an administrator is corrupt; ​for example ​there is evidence of a kickback, someone can advance 50 $ to have three other administrators vote on whether there really is corruption. ​ If the defendant gets 50% or more, the defendant stays; any new accusations within a month require a cumulative doubling of the last advance. ​ If the advance reaches 200 $, a five member jury is chosen, at 800 $ a seven member jury is chosen, and so on for each quadrupling. ​ If the defendent gets 40% to 50%, they'​re out for three months and can apply for a new vote afterwards. ​ If the defendent gets less than 40%, they'​re out for a year and can apply for a new vote afterwards. ​ If the vote is below 50%, the money is returned to the accuser, if the vote is 50% or over, the administrators vote on whether the money should be returned to the accuser or distributed among the active developers.+
  
 ==Technical== ==Technical==
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 The primary concern is that in the long term, most organizations become corrupt, regardless of the intentions of the founders. The single best defense against the corruption of an organization is competition. Devcoin would be the first currency to give part of its generation to developers. However, developers are welcome to fork it in turn, and create say a reformcoin, that also gives generation to developers, but starts with another set of founders. If the reformcoin is less corrupt than devcoin, people will sell the devcoin and buy reformcoins. Even if most people remain with devcoin, just the possibility that people could move to reformcoin would tend to rein in the corruption of the devcoin. ​ To increase the availability of competition,​ there will be bounties for software to easily make alternate currencies derived from devcoin, and bounties for easy to use range voting software. This would also make it easier for people to make other coins like town coins and project coins. The primary concern is that in the long term, most organizations become corrupt, regardless of the intentions of the founders. The single best defense against the corruption of an organization is competition. Devcoin would be the first currency to give part of its generation to developers. However, developers are welcome to fork it in turn, and create say a reformcoin, that also gives generation to developers, but starts with another set of founders. If the reformcoin is less corrupt than devcoin, people will sell the devcoin and buy reformcoins. Even if most people remain with devcoin, just the possibility that people could move to reformcoin would tend to rein in the corruption of the devcoin. ​ To increase the availability of competition,​ there will be bounties for software to easily make alternate currencies derived from devcoin, and bounties for easy to use range voting software. This would also make it easier for people to make other coins like town coins and project coins.
  
-To further reduce corruption, all meetings and votes will be public, because sunshine is the best disinfectant. Everyone would be able to post on every thread; however since without a postage fee this would lead to enormous spam and trolling, a fee of up to 0.05$/post along with an entry fee of 5$ (which prepays for posts) is acceptable. Also, people could rate posters and those lists could be used by forum participants,​ or people looking at the forum records, to screen out trolls. Because the value of the $ varies, for this document a $ is defined as being 1 / 25,000 of the median of the median income of the top 20 countries ranked by median income with a population over one million.+To further reduce corruption, all meetings and votes will be public, because sunshine is the best disinfectant.
  
-For active developers, their receive key will have a large portion of their devcoins, and if that key was lost or stolen they would suffer. So the almoner software ​will be upgraded to handle a list of keys. There will also be bounties for software and hardware key generators.+For active developers, their receive key will have a large portion of their devcoins, and if that key was lost or stolen they would suffer. So the almoner software ​might be upgraded to handle a list of keys. There will also be bounties for software and hardware key generators.
  
  
-[[Category:​Commerce]] +[[Category:​Commerce]] ​[[Category:​Computing]]
-[[Category:​Computing]]+
  

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