The Second Contributor

The long-tail means that for “every Wikipedia, there are a thousand other wikis that never managed to get a second contributor.” The same applies to open source projects, and it’s something you need to think about if you want to ensure the longevity of your project. If...
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The Long Tail of Open Source (And You)

It is a common story: a company has some internal software that is draining resources, and they think “Aha! We’ll open source it, and then the community will maintain it for us.” Which would be true, if there was a community. But you do not get a community for free by...
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Healthy Open Source Projects Need People

Software is like fruit. It tastes great when it’s fresh, but goes bad very quickly. In fact, it is ridiculous how quickly software rots.
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