15 May 2018
Working on open-source is a skill…
Three month ago I started to use and to contribute
swagger-codegen. It feelt natural to fix and to add the stuff I needed there.
Then I received an invitation from a group of people that had started a fork of the project. Without going into the details, I think that each member had its own reasons to work on this fork. We wrote a summary in the project Q&A.
I realised during this experiment that participating in an open-source project and running it is really a skill. Some people have it, they are directly alined, they understand what they need to do. Other do not understand how it works.
I have learned it from talented people. All developers involved with projects hosted at the Eclipse Foundation and contributors of the Asciidoctor project have shown me the way. They were excellent teachers.
Starting an open source project is not only about code. Communication and marketing are also important. I hope we will manage build a community of user around our project. This is the best way to find potential contributors.
If you wonder what the project is about, here my short definition: