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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