Scality announced today plans to open source the Software Developer Kit for its patented RING technology. To kick off the project, Scality is offering contributing developers bounties from a $100,000 fund.
"The contest or grant opportunity is called the 'SCOP Bounty Program,' and it will enable talented developers to apply for $1,000 to $10,000 bounties from a pot of $100,000. To be eligible, the developer's software application must be built using code freely available from the Scality Droplet library. Interested developers can visit http://scop.scality.com for more information or to download an application form. The submission deadline is November 30, 2010," the press release said.
"Our vision with SCOP is to make it as easy as possible to develop applications accessing the quality and the robustness of the object-based storage approach," said Giorgio Regni, CTO of Scality.