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Discussion on: [On-Demand Talk] There's More to Open Source than Code

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brian bethencourt

How can open source maintainers make their projects more accessible for non-code contributions at the README level?

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Ramón Huidobro Author

Thanks for the question Brian!

I think outlining the need for help in these areas at that level is critical. Same goes for having a set of things for making these inclusive and approachable:

  • A good, strategic, enforced Code of Conduct
  • An outlined governance model (if present)
  • A calendly of office hours or mentorship slots (if possible! Rest is important)
  • Options for getting up and running
  • A thoughtful contribution guide

Just some ideas, but I'm sure there are more!