OpenR&D allows for decentralized, transparent and trustless task management. Using an Escrow ensures there wont be any issues with paying out the task. You can have a budget out of native currency and any ERC20 token. You can work on a task alone or in a team. You can even make a whole governance structure for your organization to work together in a transparent and trustless way. It is also possible to receive parts of the reward during the project, instead of everything at the end. In case their is any conflict in if the task is completed successfully, there is a dispute service available.
How can applicants join web3 projects through the platform?
Anyone with an ethereum wallet can apply to any task that seems intresting to them. It is highly recommended to setup your profile to give more information about your skills before applying for you first tasks.
What security measures are in place to protect user data?
All data related to tasks is stored on the IPFS network and the IPFS hash is stored on the blockchain. Profile information is currently only stored in our database. It is not advisable to upload any sensitive user data, as it is very hard, if not impossible, to remove completely.
Are there any costs associated with using the tool?
We do not charge any fees for using our service, however as the tool is built completely using smart contracts on the blockchain, gas fees apply. These will depend on what blockchain you are using and how busy the network is. These fees are paid to keep the network secure, Openmesh is not able to influence this.
How does the tool facilitate communication between applicants and projects?
Communication between applicant and project is not part of the tool, as it would be very expensive to communicate on the blockchain. Projects are recommended to provide a way to contact them, applicants also usually have a GitHub profile linked, which you can contact. There are also various communication protocols based on blockchain addresses.
Can users track the progress of projects they're involved in?
The tool does not provide a native way to track progress. It is possible to make applications to showcase the current state of the project, which should be rejected (as it does not complete the project). This would showcase the progress in a trustless way. Alternatively the applicant can provide or be required to use any project tracking tool, such as Jira.
Is there a rating or review system for project participants?
There is currently no way to rate or review participants. The problem with giving such a rating is that it is tempting to only check out this score. Due to the pseudonymous nature of the blockchain, this score could easily be tampered with. We do provide statistics on how many projects someone has completed and what their success rate is. These figures should not be taken blindly though, instead we recommend to check out their profile and see the quality of the tasks on there.
Where can I find support if I encounter any issues?