Contest aims to give open source projects a second wind

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 25, 2012 9:29 PM EDT; By Jason Hibbets
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The Code for America Brigade recently launched Race for Reuse. It's a different kind of contest that aims to increase adoption of existing open source projects with real dollars. The goal isn't to build something brand new—it's to encourage volunteer teams (called "brigades") across the U.S. to stand up and support existing open source projects. Because one of the more difficult parts of deploying open source apps is building the user community around the projects and getting citizens engaged.

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