June 13, 2013

Make it Easy to Contribute by Making the Software Easy to Test

testing software

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 canât grow beyond the initial project founders. People donât 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.

Letâs 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?


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