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Punit Jain
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i don't know, weather i am able to do this or not, but i want to contribute in open source project, how do i do that?
i want guidance for this?
 
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Hi Punit, you don't need any qualification for contributing to open source. Follow these steps
1. Join a project and mainly its mailing list
2. Be updated on coming features and bugs
3. try to resolve them and start contribution
4. Code will be validated by senior members and contributors
5. This will keep your code bug free and will add a lot to your knowledge.

Good luck Punit. Contribute and learn in this open world.
 
Punit Jain
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Thanks for replying harshvardhan,
but i need few more information, i mean how do i do that?
any sources to read more about it?
 
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Punit, if you have to ask how to do any of those things, then I would say you aren't qualified to contribute to an open-source project. The kind of people that open-source projects need are what we call "self-starters" -- those are people who see that something needs to be done and get started on doing it. People who need hand-holding generally aren't going to get that while working on open source.

But maybe I'm wrong. Let me add one thing to the beginning of the list which harshvardhan ojha posted, and which sums up the process pretty accurately. Here it is:

0. Choose an open-source project which you are interested in.

So: let's see if you can get that step completed.
 
Punit Jain
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Paul Clapham wrote:Punit, if you have to ask how to do any of those things, then I would say you aren't qualified to contribute to an open-source project. The kind of people that open-source projects need are what we call "self-starters" -- those are people who see that something needs to be done and get started on doing it. People who need hand-holding generally aren't going to get that while working on open source.

But maybe I'm wrong. Let me add one thing to the beginning of the list which harshvardhan ojha posted, and which sums up the process pretty accurately. Here it is:

0. Choose an open-source project which you are interested in.

So: let's see if you can get that step completed.


and thanks for adding one more point, and i din't know anything about it, so i asked to get more info.
anyways let me start working at my own.
probably i will prove you wrong. :rolleyes:
 
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Punit Jain wrote:probably i will prove you wrong.


Go for it, and let us know how you get on.
 
Punit Jain
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Sure, stared exploring more and more.
 
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