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2answers
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Is TDD viable in collaborative open source projects

Let's say I wanted to start an open source project that I hope/expect to have many people submit patches and whatnot. Is it viable to take a strict TDD approach? Can/should I expect/trust ...
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2answers
252 views

How to share control of links/domains on an open source project with many collaborators?

I'm trying to help the Rebol project re-engineer its web presence now that it is open source as Apache 2 — after nearly two decades of proprietary license! The language's creator currently has ...
8
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3answers
180 views

Finding co-maintainers for open source projects [closed]

I have a number of open-source projects that have gotten some significant usage and would like to find co-maintainers so that I am not a bottleneck when it comes to maintenance and support requests ...
2
votes
3answers
543 views

How do you find partners for open source projects? [duplicate]

I've created a few open-source projects in the past, and had some success. The process was generally the following: I'd start alone, create something that works, promote it, and finally (maybe) get ...
5
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2answers
311 views

Getting my feet wet with open source - creating a small project on my own VS contributing to a big one?

I want to contribute to the open source community, but I've never done it before, and I have some concerns regarding the collaboration process - I am afraid that I will just "get in the way" of other ...
7
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3answers
349 views

Suggestions for getting an open source electron beam tracking code going

I work in the field of accelerator physics and synchrotron radiation. High energy electrons circulating in large rings of magnets produce x-rays that are used for a variety of different kinds of ...
6
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3answers
224 views

How would you go about looking for collaborators? [closed]

I seem to have a never ending stream of more-or-less original, more-or-less cool ideas for software/apps/stuff yet to be written on my mind. Sometimes, I decide to just start implementing my idea. ...
2
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1answer
489 views

Open Source Web-based CMS for writing and managing API documentation

This is a question that have somewhat been asked before (i.e.: How to manage an open source project's documentation). However, my question is a little different because: We're not developing open ...
6
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1answer
265 views

Sites for co-funding open source projects [closed]

I am thinking about helping to finance an adaptation of Postgres to utilize the GPU for sequential scans. To reduce my cost, I would like to get others who are interested in the same feature to ...
4
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2answers
217 views

place to propose a open source project and collaborate on software requirements before start to coding

I'm searching for a web site to start a new open source project. I want to start the developing of a "SPORT training log". I have some developing skill but not all I need (I dont know web coding). ...
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9answers
1k views

How to recruit programmers for an open source project and kick-start it? [closed]

I would like to start an open source project, and would like to do a collaborative effort in starting it. I have a clear idea of what I want, but not yet a formal specification (I would like to do ...