Free Software projects are changing the software landscape in impressive ways with dedicated users and innovative management. Each person contributes something to the movement in their own way and to their abilities and knowledge. This personal commitment and the power of collaboration over the internet is what makes Free Software great and what brought the authors of this book together.
This book is the answer to "What would you have liked to know when you started contributing?". The authors give insights into the many different talents it takes to make a successful software project, coding of course but also design, translation, marketing and other skills. We are here to give you a head start if you are new. And if you have been contributing for a while already, we are here to give you some insight into other areas and projects.
Join us for a fun ride through many different projects and areas of contribution.
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Feb 7, 2012
Choc a bloc of good advice. Because there are different authors, and lots of experience, it can get a little repetitive, the writing styles are inconsistent and vary in quality, and some of the advice contradicts others - but that's to be expected, and just shows how open source is social science - that is to say, not real science. A big point of the book is that it covers many areas - not just code, not just community development, but also events, legal issues, and things like starting a business. worth a read!
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