Do You Tell People How To Get Involved with your Project?
29/03/2016 8:46 AM by
The key to building a great open source project is to build a great community around your project.
To do this it is essential that potential contributors can find out how to get involved.
It is a common pattern for open source projects to contain a CONTRIBUTING.md markdown file that supplies information on how to get involved.
- Figure: Good Example - The Microsoft ASP.NET and Azure teams both do a great job of providing documentation on how to start contributing
- Figure: Good Example - The ASP.NET team (and the SSW team) use a common CONTRIBUTING.md in a common 'Home' repository. This ensures that all projects for their team are collaborated on in the same way
Do you feel this rule needs an update?