How to be a project mantainer on someone else stuff

By Daniele Scasciafratte, the Open Source Multiversal guy.

How to be a project mantainer on someone else stuff

Daniele Scasciafratte
Open Source Multiversal guy

My experience on others stuff

  1. Flatz-CMS fork of XCMS (2007-2010)
  2. Firefox OS Boilerplate
  3. Mozilla Card Generator
  4. Mozillaitalia/vademecum
  5. Promote MDN for WordPress
  6. Mozilla/remo
  7. WP-Italia-Community/How-to
  8. GlotPress

A lot of team management about internal/organizative stuff, from event organization, book writing, project management etc.

My experience on my projects

  1. GlotDict
  2. GH-License
  3. ShareBackported
  4. Wordpress Plugin Boilerplate Powered
  5. Many others in the past now abandoned...

My personal projects where I receive a lot of involvements of other people also on organizative stuff

be open to activities for others

be honest with others

Prioritize tasks

care of what people say

quiet moments for review

slowdown who push stuff

remove stuff not used anymore

enjoy what others do with your stuff

improve documentation based on your experience

Check if everything works also if others confirm

Enjoy with others

Assign task wisely

Propose and try new approaches

Last option

if a project is closed you can always do your fork