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How To Be Open Source Contributor
How To Be Open Source Contributor
How To Be Open Source Contributor
How To Be Open Source Contributor
How To Be Open Source Contributor
How To Be Open Source Contributor
How To Be Open Source Contributor
How To Be Open Source Contributor
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How To Be Open Source Contributor

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  • 1. How to be a casual open-source contributor Robin Lu
  • 2. Why? • scratch your own itch • help others • have fun
  • 3. How? • tools • code • process • communication
  • 4. Tools • version control • build utilities • bug track
  • 5. code • learn from code • coding conventions and coding style • less is more • features vs. bug fix • the easiest bug
  • 6. process • road map • process for bug report • process for patch review • process for patch submission
  • 7. COMMUNICATION! • Language • irc • user group, mail list • bug track system • email • the best way is “face to face”
  • 8. COMMUNICATION! • attitude • be kind and helpful • low profile • don’t take it personal

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