Build Your Own Contributors, One Part At A Time. Mark Smith & Denise Paolucci Dreamwidth Studios www.dreamwidth.org. Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0 CC-BY-SA. Dreamwidth Studios:. Open source (GPL/Artistic) code fork of LiveJournal.com founded in 2008 “Open Operations, Open Expression”
Build Your Own Contributors,
One Part At A Time
Mark Smith & Denise Paolucci
Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0 CC-BY-SA
<span style=‘text-decoration: blink’>PEOPLE.</span>
"I have tried getting into other projects, but found the entrance very difficult - and not only do I code almost every day, but I am the kind of person that attends hacker conferences. If I find it hard to find information on how to claim bugs, submit patches, and what programming style the project prefers, I shudder to think what programming beginners must think."
“I think my favorite aspect of the Dreamwidth project culture is that every contribution is welcomed, even if it’s incomplete or flawed. There is a sense that we want to help developers improve instead of rejecting them for not meeting some sort of standard of quality.”
"I'm also enjoying the aspect of contributing to something I use and care about; I wrote a patch! It's live on Dreamwidth now, I can go and see what I did, if I want."
“I like that everybody cooperates and that it's really supportive, and that if you have a crisis of feeling like you're fucking everything up for a day, or that you've had a really crappy day and everything you've done has exploded, or what have you, you won't be laughed at.”
“I recall one moment in IRC when someone submitted a patch to a much-wanted bug, there was massive cheering, and the dev said wistfully that this was why he was wanting to submit patches here and not at the day job, because while the day job paid, it did not provide a cheering squad, much less a genuinely enthusiastic one.”
THE single most important thing to do and have if you want to build your own contributors…
“I think I've found a new home. S'kinda cool.”