What is open source programming? It is more than just chucking some code up on GitHub
At the simplest level, open source programming is merely writing code that other people can freely use and modify. But you've heard the old chestnut about playing Go, right? "So simple it only takes a minute to learn the rules, but so complex it requires a lifetime to master." Writing open source code is a pretty similar experience. It's easy to chuck a few lines of code up on GitHub, Bitbucket, SourceForge, or your own blog or site. But doing it right requires some personal investment, effort, and forethought.
The linked article below gives some background to the process and how to go about it, as well as answering why someone would want to do this.
|What is open source programming?
Open source is more than just chucking some code up on GitHub. Learn what it is—and what it's not.