Running a Successful Open Source Project

I remember not too long ago when Open Source was all the hype and everyone was excited to start a new SourceForge account just to say that they are working on a project. Too bad those projects only lasted long enough for the person to login to the site one time.

Too many people expect programmers to jump up and down for every project out there. All you had to do was setup a website and create an app with a couple lines of code and then the world would come knocking on your door to help out, right? You know the answer.

Kube does a great job of being realistic when it comes to how a successful open source project is being run. He/she (whatever kube is) doesn’t hold back and this is what makes the article so wonderful to read.

STOP WITH THE STUPID PHP BULLSHIT! No, I don’t want to create a user name and password for your web page. I don’t give a damn how many users and how many guests are currently viewing your site. Fuck you and your stupid calendar: it provides no information and makes the site look bad.

How could you not be interested in reading it now? Again for anyone looking to start any kind of project this is an excellent read.

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