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Patterns and practices for open source software success

As the software at the core of the project is the dynamic thing (the “meme” to replicate), we need developers capable of contributing to the project. Developers that might contribute are people that probably started as users of the software project. They found the software, used it, perhaps fixed a bug, perhaps added a feature, or repurposed the software to a new problem. At this point they are in a position to contribute, but there’s work to be done to encourage and allow that contribution.