Open source isn’t just about opening up your code—it’s also about building a supporting infrastructure that invites people to contribute. In order to create a vibrant, growing, and exciting project, the community needs to be able to participate in the governance, the documentation, the code, and the actual structures that keep the project alive. If the overall “hive” is doing well, it attracts more individuals with diverse skills to the project.
Although many projects strive for “open everything,” infrastructure is often closed to contribution. Usually, only a few people run the infrastructure and keep the lights on. They’re sometimes unable to recruit help because, well, you can’t really give the keys to the kingdom to everyone.
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