Confession time: my string of daily contributions to open source crashed and burned shortly after the last Open Source Report. Things heated up at two of my paying clients, to the point where I've been stumbling out of bed, having breakfast, and diving right into paid code. Time to give back to the community simply vanished.
So in lieu of reporting on my own accomplishments, a couple of potentially useful links to get you thinking about contributing back yourself:
- 14 Ways to Contribute to Open Source without Being a Programming Genius or Rock Star - Good reminders that it's not all about coming up with the next big framework.
- Open Advice - Free 300+ page ebook where 42 open source contributors discuss the ecosystem and what they would have liked to know when they got started.
- OpenHatch - Website that exists to match potential contributors with projects that can use their help (and to help you build the skills to contribute).
With those links out of the way, what's next for me? Pretty simple: it's time to climb back on the horse that threw me. There's some code I want to tweak this morning, in fact. So perhaps next week I'll have more positive actions to report.