7 open source projects to cut your teeth on (and the ones to avoid)
Osier-Mixon says that documentation is a high-impact, visible way to contribute to open source projects, but how do you pick which project to help?
“In general, open source works best when people scratch their own itch, like I did,” says Kaplan-Moss. When Kaplan-Moss first contributed to the Python project, he says he did so for purely selfish reasons. “I ran into a bug that got in the way of a project I was doing — something having to do with reading and writing files on OSX — and needed to write a patch to fix my problem,” he explains.