Dive into open source

November 10, 2015 @ 2:05 pm Posted to OS by Antony Koch

I had often wondered how to get into contributing to open source software. What are the rules? What is the etiquette?

Then one day, I realised that I knew the answer to both those questions:

What are the rules? Be nice. Don’t be a dick. Follow the standards.

What is the etiquette? Follow the above rules. People are nice and are there to help so long as you have tried your hardest at obeying the above rules.

I’ve now created PRs for a very small number of projects. Seeing my name as a contributor, though, feels great. It also looks great to prospective clients.

Short update, but the crux of it is to just do it. Fail, retry, succeed.

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