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Feb 08, 2005, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Granberg)


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"Lots of startup projects on the big online free software repositories have been abandoned right after being created, or linger in alpha stage for many years. I have founded four open source projects, of which two have been successful, while the other two just stopped and faded away. From that experience, here's some practical advice on how to make your project more well-known, how to motivate others to join your project, and how to make sure it stays alive and active for a long time--maybe even reaching a 1.0 release (which should be part of every project's goal, should it not?).

"Planning can be the most boring part of a project, but it is also the most important part..."

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