Help in Open Source

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by ritsard, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. ritsard macrumors regular

    ritsard

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    #1
    Hi,

    I was just wondering if anyone can direct me to a site that has open source project that I can help in. I am trying to build my experience and I want to help in an open source project.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    #3
    You could also try to identify a project via freshmeat http://freshmeat.net and see where it is hosted. Many OSS projects are open, but you won't be able to contribute to them publicly without the main developer's support.

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  3. Madd the Sane macrumors 6502

    Madd the Sane

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    There's also GitHub.
     
  4. ritsard thread starter macrumors regular

    ritsard

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    #5
    Thanks! I will try to help out on a project from there. I hope it works out.
     
  5. (marc) macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    Oftentimes, you'll want to write patches for programs and send them to the developers. That way, they get to know you. Just telling them "hey, let me join" will probably not get you far. :)
     
  6. ritsard thread starter macrumors regular

    ritsard

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    #7
    Thanks for the tip. I think I may have found one project that I will try to work on.
     

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