Finding the Best Open Source Projects to Contribute

An article written by Leslie Hawthorn, published in describes the strategies to be followed for finding the best open source projects to contribute, especially for newbies who wish to contribute to open source projects.

In my last article for, I explored a few ways newcomers to open source projects can get started. While there are many resources to explore open source project communities, choosing which project to contribute to can still be a quite daunting task. You could go searching in the more than 23 million repositories on GitHub, the world’s largest source code hosting platform. But there are better ways. This article is meant to be a short guide to help novice open source practitioners more easily identify the first project they’d like to contribute to. 

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