How can you contribute to an open source project?
Here’s a handy checklist to evaluate whether a project is good for new contributors.
- Meets the definition of open source.
- Project actively accepts contributions.
- Project is welcoming.
- Give context.
- Do your homework beforehand.
- Keep requests short and direct.
- Keep all communication public.
How do I make a project on GitHub?
Create a remote, empty folder/repository on Github.
- Login to your Github account.
- At the top right of any Github page, you should see a ‘+’ icon. Click that, then select ‘New Repository’.
- Give your repository a name–ideally the same name as your local project.
- Click ‘Create Repository’.
How do you run an open source project?
In summary, the steps in the legal review process include:
- Consider the impact of open sourcing on your company’s intellectual property.
- Ensure full compliance with open source licenses.
- Select an open source license for the source code to be released, document all licensing requirements very clearly in your project.