A Word on Open Source

I've been writing code since I was 15 and I've always loved it. I only recently started to open-source my code (the last 2 years) and my experience is rather great. I don't have other people contributing to my projects, but it's there if people would like to or whatever. I started open-sourcing my code to not only get other developers in on the development but to show what I'm capable of and to show my learning progress as I write the said application.

Now that I'm involved with git (using it day-to-day), I love open source even more. I don't really contribute to any other projects, but I do try to open source everything I work on if possible. By open-sourcing code, you open the doors for other developers to learn and collaborate.

Where can I get started in open source?

Well, just browse on GitHub to find a project that you'd like to contribute to. You don't necessarily have to contribute to another project, you can create your own.

You don't have to use GitHub either, there's plenty of other sites that use git that have projects.

Over the next year, I hope to release more software as open source.


until next time