How to be a successful contributor

Jon Stanley jonstanley at
Sun Jul 11 21:17:45 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 2:21 PM, inode0 <inode0 at> wrote:

> Having one document for potential contributors to read that gives them
> a realistic expectation of what lies ahead really shouldn't discourage
> many who fall into the small pool of candidates that become active
> contributors. But it might help dissuade the majority who are either
> coming to us for the wrong reason or who don't really have the
> commitment necessary to succeed.

+1000.  I actually have read the document many times, and feel that it
very successfully captures what is *required* to become a successful
contributor. It is worded a bit harsh, but as Mike said, harsh is the
reality that we live in. I also don't think the problem (if you want
to call it that, it's the best word I could come up with, but probably
not the right one) is limited to just Fedora - this document could
broadly apply to *any* FOSS project out there. Perhaps some details
would need to be tweaked, but the basic premise would be the same.

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