Contributing to Open Source 101
October 1, 2010
An article from a developer for the Camino project gives some really good insight into the motivations of open-source contributors.
It gets even more interesting in the comments:
I really wish I had the time to work on patches for bug, because I DO have the time, but I don’t know how.
… Which prompted me (and others) to start listing the many, many things that one can do for an open-source project that aren’t necessarily code or patches. As I mention in my first comment, “
Indeed, in most cases, when you contribute to open source projects writing code is the last thing you will be doing.”.
I would really love to see more comments on that entry, and see if we can build a “definitive” guide for people who’d like to contribute to Open Source, but feel lost.
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