Accelerate your career and make an impact by launching and running a successful open source project. Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook

Key Features

  • Understand the method and rationale for launching an open source project
  • Explore best practices and insights for running an open source project
  • Leverage open source projects to advance your career

Book Description

Open source is ubiquitous in our society, with countless existing projects, and new ones emerging every day. It follows a "scratch-your-own-itch" model where contributors and maintainers drive the project forward. Through Open Source Projects - Beyond Code, you'll learn what it takes to develop a successful, scalable, and sustainable open source project. In this book, you'll explore the full life cycle of open source projects, from inception, through launch, to maturity, and then discover how to sunset an open source project responsibly. Along the way, you'll learn the concepts of licensing, governance, community building, ecosystem management, and growing maintainers and contributors, as well as understand how other open source projects have been successful or might have struggled in some areas. You can use this book as an end-to-end guide or reference material for the future. By the end of this book, you'll be able to accelerate your career in open source. Your newly acquired skills will help you stay ahead of the curve even with the ever-evolving nature of technology.

What you will learn

  • Explore what is open source and how you can use it to accelerate your career
  • Start an open source project while exploring its key considerations
  • Grow, support, and manage a vast community of developers and users
  • Build and maintain a mature and sustainable project
  • Enable mass users and developers to downstream productization and outreach
  • Use open source as a portfolio to build your career
  • Understand when to end a project and conduct it responsibly

Who this book is for

This book is for software developers, product managers, project managers, business leaders, or general enthusiasts looking to start an open source project or currently maintaining one.

Table of Contents

  1. Open Source Projects - Beyond Code
  2. Contributors
  3. About the author
  4. About the reviewer
  5. Preface
  6. Part 1: Getting Ready to Go Open Source
  7. Chapter 1: The Whats and Whys of Open Source
  8. Chapter 2: What Makes a Good Open Source Project?
  9. Chapter 3: Open Source License and IP Management
  10. Chapter 4: Aligning the Business Value of Open Source for Your Employer
  11. Chapter 5: Governance and Hosting Models
  12. Part 2: Running an Open Source Project
  13. Chapter 6: Making Your Project Feel Welcoming
  14. Chapter 7: Growing Contributors to Maintainers
  15. Chapter 8: Dealing with Conflict
  16. Chapter 9: Handling Growth
  17. Part 3: Building and Scaling Open Source Ecosystems
  18. Chapter 10: Commercialization of Open Source
  19. Chapter 11: Open Source and the Talent Ecosystem
  20. Chapter 12: Marketing for Open Source – Advocacy and Outreach
  21. Chapter 13: Transitioning Leadership
  22. Chapter 14: Sunsetting an Open Source Project
  23. Index
  24. Other Books You May Enjoy