Crowdfunding is a form of cooperation between a lot of people to gather a sum of money to help in the development of a specific project.
Goteo is a new way, based on this model, to stimulate collaborative projects of an open and/or free nature. As an alternative or complement to financing from public administrations or private companies, Goteo reactivates the co-responsable role of civil society.
Goteo provides an opportunity for individuals and small organisations with non-generalist projects and with difficulties in accessing resources to get help to begin projects which will later be sustainable and durable.
Obviously, we take our own medicine ;-) We have developed the platform from scratch in PHP. It's new code so it needed to be structured and well tested before being released, making it available progressively. Nowadays a first version has been released under an AGPL3 license. At some point we may launch a campaign about it where it will be possible to contribute with money or tasks. We're counting on everybody who has been asking about the code from day 1 of Goteo to help and improve the platform. There's still a lot to do.