Release 1.0 of our “Maintaining Open Source Projects” Book

We released version 1.0 of our Maintaining Open Source Projects book.

In the latest revisions since we released the public beta of the book, we added lots of new content on topics such as the “Bus Factor” and OSS licenses (beware of informal licenses!), and rewrote some paragraphs and sentences to be clearer.

Maintaining Open Source Projects describes how open source maintainers work as a team, but is equally useful for organizations building products that, while not meant to be freely available, are developed in collaboration. Following open source practices is a reliable way of incorporating the benefits of modern development practices into internal workflows, making our organizations more efficient.

Download a free sample of this book, and if you like it, you can buy it. Whether you lead open source projects or other forms of collaborative projects, we think this book will help you make your work more efficient.