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Learn what you need to do to become a contributor to any FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) project. Start small, ask for review and make your code accepted.

This presentation has been used on the Human Talks Grenoble presentation on december 10, 2013.

Learn what you need to do to become a contributor to any FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) project. Start small, ask for review and make your code accepted.

This presentation has been used on the Human Talks Grenoble presentation on december 10, 2013.

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Contributing to FLOSS projects

  1. 1. Contributing to FLOSS projects Marta RYBCZYNSKA
  2. 2. bug fix support new  service/device make it work  with other  software Why do we contribute? new  features extension gain fame because it's the  right thing to do influence  direction
  3. 3. It's EASY you just need to know how it works
  4. 4. maintainer(s) other regular developers code review new developers YES/no
  5. 5. Checklist coding style ok it works read project documentation send to the right mailing list wait (others have their lives, too)
  6. 6. Start small bug fixes minor features
  7. 7. New feature communicate from the beginning work upstream ask for review
  8. 8. Contributing existing code reserve time split into parts listen to reviewers it's up to you to do the work Code drop does not work
  9. 9. Worth knowing... all projects want more contributions most people are friendly if unsure, search for a mentor
  10. 10. Questions? Marta Rybczynska rybczynska@gmail.com Twitter: mrybczynska

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