I’d like to share with you two great books I’ve read which motivates me in managing open source software projects.
These two books has taught me all the things I need to know about starting up a successful Free and Open Source Software project, best practices and how to handle the project properly.
Most importantly the books taught me how to use essential tools that helps me in the development of collaborative open source projects development.
Among the thing explained in the books are:
- Guide on starting Open Source Software Project
- Source Code Control (SVN,CVS)
- How to manage bug tracker and feature request
- Choosing an Open Source License
- How to setup discussion channel (mailing lists, IRC channel)
- Funding your project
- Managing Volunteers
- Managing Documentations effectively
- Sharing management and technical tasks
- Choosing Project Committers
For those who are interested to read these two great books, you can get them from here :
- Producting Open Source Software
- Producing Open Source Software (Mirror 1) f
- Open Source Messaging Application Development: Building and Extending Gaim (Expert’s Voice in Open Source)
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