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NewsForge: Contributing to FLOSS Projects

Jun 21, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"As a free software maintainer, I get to read lots of email messages by people who want to contribute to the projects I am responsible for. Most of them know little about the Free/Libre/Open Source Software culture. Here are some tips that every aspiring developer should know about the customs and techniques prevalent in FLOSS culture and about contributing to FLOSS projects.

"An ability and readiness to read and gather information is a prerequisite for anyone wanting to participate in the FLOSS community, be it with bug reports, code, or advice. Often a document will convey information more effectively than an email exchange or IRC conversation. This is especially the case for general topics..."

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