The goal of this framework is to help open source projects develop workflows, processes, and habits that incentivize users to become long-term, active, and engaged members of your community.
The first version of this document summarizes the experience different project maintainers have gathered over the past years (chronologically ordered by interview):
- Paris Pittman (Kubernetes maintainer, Apple)
- Carlisia Thompson (Velero maintainer, VMware)
- Aaron Schlesinger (KEDA-HTTP maintainer, Microsoft)
- Stephen Augustus (Kubernetes maintainer, Cisco)
- Charles Pretzer (Linkerd maintainer, Buoyant)
- Phil Estes (containerd maintainer, AWS)
NOTE: We want this to be a living document where projects keep updating and adding new ideas as their experience grows. If you’ve learned something other projects can benefit from, please submit a PR with your advice.
This framework has five independent sections, so feel free to jump into whichever section interests you most.
- Motivating users to contribute
- A successful PR workflow
- Keeping contributors engaged after their first contribution
- Incentivizing contributors to move up the ladder
- Incentivizing non-code contributions
- Long-term contributors
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