Open Source Projects – Beyond Code
Open source is ubiquitous in our society, with countless existing projects, and new ones emerging every day. It follows a “scratch-your-own-itch” model where contributors and maintainers drive the project forward. Through Open Source Projects – Beyond Code, you’ll learn what it takes to develop a successful, scalable, and sustainable open source project. In this book, you’ll explore the full life cycle of open source projects, from inception, through launch, to maturity, and then discover how to sunset an open source project responsibly. Along the way, you’ll learn the concepts of licensing, governance, community building, ecosystem management, and growing maintainers and contributors, as well as understand how other open source projects have been successful or might have struggled in some areas. You can use this book as an end-to-end guide or reference material for the future. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to accelerate your career in open source. Your newly acquired skills will help you stay ahead of the curve even with the ever-evolving nature of technology.