How To Get A Project Unstuck

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Sumana Harihareswara

When an open source project has gotten stuck, how do you get it unstuck? Especially if you aren't already its maintainer? My teams have done this with several projects. A new contributor, who's never worked on a project before, can be the catalyst that revives a project or gets a long-delayed release out the door. I'll share a few case studies, principles, & gotchas.

More than developer time, coordination & leadership are a bottleneck in software sustainability. You'll come away from this talk with steps you can take, in the short and long runs, to address this for projects you care about.