We’re looking for more full-time contributors to Radicle! We’re currently hiring engineers and designers to work on the Radicle protocol and product.
Radicle surely is an intriguing project. I’ve got a few questions though:
- What’s the problem it’s trying to solve?
1.1. I imagine that first and foremost it’s lack of trust for git central nodes. Does this problem require a heavy solution involving new protocol? Wouldn’t something simple like signing a commit (and previous state) with a private key bring similar benefits?
- Radicle is about to get commercial with full-time contributors and paychecks. What’s the company’s business model to make money and pay for all that?
Hey @CodeSandwich, thanks for reaching out
Some initial answers to your questions:
- Radicle is building secure peer-to-peer code collaboration without intermediaries. It was conceived under the belief that reliance on centralized platforms threatens the resilience and health of the open-source software ecosystem. Here’s a document where we’ve outlined a couple of our thoughts on what security risks peer-to-peer code collaboration solves. In our perspective, individual point solutions like commit signing aren’t enough to resolve the greater risk associated with hosting most open source collaboration on centralized platforms.
- Radicle will always exist as a free and open source project. We’re exploring and researching new means of open source sustainability. You can read more about our approach here!