I’m new here – I hope it’s okay to jump in and ask a few questions? I’d like to help create more inviting open source communities, and am currently preparing a talk on that subject.
It would be really helpful if you could tell about your perspective on contributing to open source in general, what experiences you have made (you can also send me an email to email@example.com if you don’t want to share them here), where you look for projects to contribute to, what makes you contribute to a project (or what keeps you from doing so). I’m looking for good resources and tips for both people who would like to contribute to open source as well as project maintainers. A few things I have so far are
- Initiatives: Google summer of Code, Railsgirls Summer of Code
Thanks for your help If you’re in or around Boston, I’ll talk on that topic tomorrow at http://bostonjs.com/