How to Be a Good Maintainer, Part 1 – Best Practices

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By Tim Pepper  What does it take to be a good open source maintainer? I know from personal experience that the skills it requires don’t come naturally to many engineers. But as I’ve worked at being a better maintainer myself, I’ve realized that it’s also a very learnable role. In this first post of two, Read more...
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How to Select Project Maintainers for Long-Term Success

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By Alexandre Courouble The sustainability of open source projects often relies on a single person: the maintainer. Maintainers are often the only people with commit access to the source code, meaning they are responsible for the future of the project. For projects with a single maintainer, this could represent an important security issue. As industries Read more...
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What Kind of Open Source Project Should You Join First?

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By Nikolay Nikolaev When you are new to open source, there are two broad categories of projects that you can join. There are mature projects that tend to be large scale, well organized and have their basic development roadmaps already established. Then there are younger, scrappier efforts that can be more chaotic and liable to Read more...