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10 Ways to Participate in Open Source

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I wonder why more open source users do not actively participate in the open source community and become committers or contributors.

After understanding a project’s capabilities and roadmap, anyone is able to start directly hacking the source code and contributing useful extensions. Because open source is a distributed, participatory meritocracy, the upside benefit is high and the barrier to entry is low—you don’t have to move, be employed by a Valley startup, give up your day job, or wait to obtain a 4 years for a degree.

Over on opensource.com, I have published an article describing 10 Ways to Participate in Open Source.

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