I'm Sumana Harihareswara, founder of Changeset Consulting. I've written and released a sampler from my upcoming book on rejuvenating open source projects: Getting Unstuck: Advice for Open Source Projects.
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Who this book is for and what you should get out of it:
You are about to get an open source project unstuck.
Maybe a bunch of work is piling up in the repository and users are getting worried, waiting for a release. Maybe developers have gotten bogged down, trying to finish a big rewrite while maintaining the stable release. Maybe the project's suffering for lack of infrastructure — testing, money, an institutional home.
You noticed the problem. So that means it's up to you to fix it. Or you're getting paid to fix it, even though you didn't start this thing.
A while ago I blurted out the phrase "dammit-driven leadership." Because sometimes you look around, and you realize something needs doing, and you're the only one who really gets why, so you say, “Dammit, okay, I'll do it, then.”
After reading this book, you should be prepared to:
This sampler is a 38-page ebook (PDF, ePub, and MOBI available) that includes:
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