Question: How do you get more developers to contribute to a free and open source software project? Contribution is the lifeblood of a FOSS community Without contributions the community canâ€™t grow beyond the initial project founders. People donâ€™t just show up ready to work. They very likely start as users, even of the fledgling software before it really starts to take shape as the robust solution it could become.
Letâ€™s approach the question of getting more developers involved as "software engineers" instead of as "community organizers" by asking a different question: Why do we use software versioning a.k.a. software configuration management tools?