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Last Updated on 2022-02-27 by Kassandra
There are many ways with which you can contribute to open source! One of the most well known is through different code contributions via GitHub forks.
But did you know you don’t have to contribute a single line of code in order to contribute?
In this post, I am going to share several options to help you learn more about how YOU can contribute to open source … Even if it’s not with code.
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The term “open source” refers to something people can modify & share because it’s design is publicly accessible. It is computer software released under a license which the copyright holder allows others to use, learn from, change or even distribute the source code for any purpose.
There are many different licenses you can use when publishing on GitHub. Be sure to review GitHub’s info on licensing a repository.
Contribute to Open Source Without Writing Code
When You Highlight An Issue
When I was creating content for interesting python packages to help visualize your code, one of the packages broke “right out of the box”. This video inspired this page to become a future series. (i.e. eventually more content will be added to this page)
The code used in the video can be found here.
There are so many perks to being an active participate with open source – not just a consumer.
In what ways do you contribute to open source?
Let me know in the comments! And feel free to join me over on GitHub.