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How To Be Open Source Contributor
 

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    How To Be Open Source Contributor How To Be Open Source Contributor Presentation Transcript

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