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Hacktoberfest 2020: Lessons learned as Maintainer

Romain Lespinasse
I'm a software developer
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In addition of my participation for the 4th time in a row, This year report will focus on my activity as Maintainer.

as Creator

  1. Project ideas come from everywhere, don't limit yourself and create a public repository even when you may be the only user.

  2. Don't be perfect from the start, you can improve your project during its lifetime.

  3. You can choose any name for your project, sometimes a descriptive name, sometimes a play of words.

as Maintainer

  1. Learn to say no as Maintainer or to choose your own way to deal with a situation.

  2. Don't support all releases of your project all the time, you can depreciate version series.

  3. Don't be afraid to archived a project if you unmaintained it.

  4. Don't put yourself under pressure to respond quickly as possible to issues or pull-requests submissions.

This post may be edited overtime with new lessons:

Don't stop learning

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Antoine Méausoone

Thx Romain, OSS is a great way to learn and share knowledge !

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Jane Tracy 👩🏽‍💻

Great lessons and advice.

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Thomas Ferro

Don't be perfect from the start, you can improve your project during its lifetime.

Love this advice! 👍

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Levi Rizki Saputra

Great post