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Smashing Magazine:
Starting An Open-Source Project
January 03, 2013 @ 12:34:18

Smashing Magazine has a great new article that's a must read for anyone looking to start up an open source project with some guidelines to follow as you get things set up.

At Velocity 2011, Nicole Sullivan and I introduced CSS Lint, the first code-quality tool for CSS. We had spent the previous two weeks coding like crazy, trying to create an application that was both useful for end users and easy to modify. Neither of us had any experience launching an open-source project like this, and we learned a lot through the process.

The article reads like a checklist of things you'll need to consider as you create your project - things like:

  • Determining what your goals are
  • Choosing a license
  • Code structure and organization
  • Documentation

There's also a few other suggestions that may or may not be useful depending on the project like "use a mailing list" or "use version numbers" but they're all good ideas. Even if you're already working with an open source project, this is a good overview and could give you food for thought on things you might have overlooked.

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