For those of you that follow The Industry Radio Show, you’ll know that we’ve talked quite a bit about Kickstarter and the self-propelled crowdfunding movement they’ve helped foster. In the same vein, there’s this neat open source project built on Ruby on Rails (at the time of this post v3.2.8), nicely titled Selfstarter.
Selfstarter is an open source starting point for building out your own ad-hoc crowdfunding site. After getting rejected by Kickstarter, the fine folks at Lockitron decided to follow in the footsteps of App.net and make their own crowdfunding site for Lockitron.
Selfstarter is a starting point, so you’re going to have to make some additions to tailor it for your project.