10 ways to start contributing to open source

Posted by bob on Apr 1, 2013 9:10 AM EDT
opensource.com; By Chris Haddad
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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 year degree.

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