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1answer
109 views

Marking specific pieces of drastically changed open source code

I have taken a small chunk of open-source code, around a hundred lines, and found that for whatever reason, I have modified it so drastically that my end result has essentially no resemblance to the ...
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3answers
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Are there any good, open-source change request systems? [closed]

I have a need to make a somewhat custom change request system (very high auditing requirements). Instead of completely reinventing the wheel I was wondering if there's an open-source change request ...
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2answers
260 views

Content of AUTHORS file

GNU recommends making an AUTHORS file to list the authors and contributors of a program. But how many "levels" of authors and contributors should the file contain? E.g. if I write a program foo that ...
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3answers
362 views

Should I follow an open source project's documentation patterns even if they are bad?

I've considered making modules and the like for various languages and other open source things. Where documentation is not specified but rather is communal de facto standard or entirely ad hoc; should ...
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6answers
378 views

Can code be the documentation in open source developer tools? How frequently is it?

It's understandable that after a big development effort, some OSS authors deem reasonable that the project users should make an effort too in order to get started. Can the source code effectively be ...
3
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3answers
154 views

Creating an a project-site for an open source project

So I have an open source project that I would like to promote and I want to create a project-site for it where I will host the documentation, etc. (preferably something that integrates with github for ...
2
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1answer
495 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 ...
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4answers
851 views

How to manage an open source project's documentation? [closed]

I am the creator of a growing open source project. Currently, I'm becoming frusterated trying to figure out the best way to manage documentation. Here are the options I have considered: HTML Website ...
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4answers
1k views

How can open source projects be successful without documentation about their design or architecture?

I want to improve my programming skills by studying famous open source projects, but I find it is easy to get lost by just jumping into their source code. So I decided to read their documentation ...
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2answers
287 views

Taking part in an open source project [duplicate]

I am new to open source development. I want to add some functionality to an open source project PRISM. But I couldn't find any developer guide or code architecture guide sort of a thing for it. How ...