[okfn-discuss] Big news: Alpha Launch of PyBossa, the open-source micro-tasking platform
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Fri Jun 8 15:47:01 UTC 2012
On 8 June 2012 14:56, Alex Averbuch <alex.averbuch at gmail.com> wrote:
> This looks really interesting, great project! Thanks a lot for sharing.
> Could you give a brief explanation of the pricing model please (I read the
> blog, but haven't looked at the website yet)?
> For example, to me it seems as though this is "crowd sourcing as a
> platform", in a similar way that Google App Engine is "cloud computing as a
> platform", i.e. it is a hosted platform, where people can deploy crowd
> sourcing applications, which use the provided platform API.
At the moment a clear pricing model has not been worked out and at
present it's completely free to host an app there. At some point we
may want to introduce some kind of pricing model in order to support
the sustainability of the project (though I note the underlying
pybossa software is open-source and easy to deploy).
The other pricing aspect could be paying for people to do tasks (a la
mechanical turk). We really aren't focused on that - the platform is
designed for *volunteer* micro-tasking / crowd-sourcing projects (i.e.
projects where people are happy to contribute because they are
projects for the public good e.g. citizen science, civic apps etc).
> How completely wrong am I? :)
> On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 2:39 PM, adam <adam at flossmanuals.net> wrote:
>> looks interesting...where is the source code? interested in looking at it
>> On 06/08/2012 02:32 PM, Sam Leon wrote:
>>> Dear OKFNers,
>>> Please check out:
>>> We've just launched the alpha version of PyBossa, a crowd-sourcing and
>>> micro-taking platform developed in collaboration with the Citizen
>>> Cyberscience Center<http://www.citizencyberscience.net/>.
>>> In a nut-shell, PyBossa is a *free*, *open-source* *crowd-sourcing*
>>> and *micro-tasking
>>> platform*. It enables people to create and run projects that utilise
>>> assistance in performing tasks that require human cognition such as image
>>> classification, transcription, geocoding and more. PyBossa is there to
>>> *researchers*, *civic hackers* and *developers* to create projects where
>>> anyone around the world with some time, interest and an internet
>>> can contribute.
>>> The demo projects we currently have focus on real world applications of
>>> platform for use in medical diagnosis and geocoding the location of green
>>> spaces in cities.
>>> Looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks of it, so go and try out
>>> the demo projects!
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