Small Contributions Matter

Written by colinodell.com - Blog - - Aggregated on Monday June 5, 2017

Open-source development is more than big new features and major releases. Small contributions are just as important to the success of open-source projects! Any improvement, no matter how small, can help both the project and other developers.

Consider the Boy Scout Rule:

Always leave the campground cleaner than you found it.

Or, as the original quote says:

Try and leave this world a little better than you found it.

As you work with different open-source libraries, think about whether your experience with that software can help others:

It might be small to you, but contributing it back will help everyone using that project moving forward! So take a moment to make your corner of the world a little bit better for the next person


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