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How To Recruit Open-Source Developers

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Published on 11 July 2012 09:19 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Wondering how you can recruit open-source contributors for your project? Here's how.

Donnie Berkholz, a council member and developer for Gentoo Linux as well as an analyst at RedMonk, has presented on the topic of recruiting open-source contributors.

He goes over a few steps, which involve setting goals and measuring progress, establishing the expectation that most contributors become long-term developers, make them interact as community members, and dont let them slip away.

He's written about this open-source recruitment process at RedMonk.com. Embedded below are his video and slides of the presentation.


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