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Introduction to GitHub and Open-Source Projects
Introduction to GitHub and Open-Source Projects

Introduction

Open-source projects that are hosted in public repositories benefit from contributions made by the broader developer community, and are typically managed through Git. This tutorial series will guide you through selecting an open-source project to contribute to, making a pull request to a Git repository through the command line, and taking steps to follow up on your pull request.

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How To Contribute to Open Source: Getting Started with Git

Published on September 21, 2016 · Updated on March 23, 2022

Open-source projects that are hosted in public repositories benefit from contributions made by the broader developer community, and are typically managed through Git. This tutorial will discuss the benefits of contributing to open-source projects, and go over installing and setting up Git so that you can contribute to software projects.

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How To Create a Pull Request on GitHub

Published on September 23, 2016 · Updated on March 10, 2022

This tutorial will guide you through making a pull request to a Git repository through the command line so that you can contribute to open-source software projects.

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How To Rebase and Update a Pull Request

Published on September 29, 2016 · Updated on September 3, 2021

This tutorial will guide you through some of the next steps you may need to take after you submit a pull request to an open-source software project.

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How To Maintain Open-Source Software Projects

Published on October 6, 2016 · Updated on March 23, 2022

This tutorial will take you through some tips for maintaining public repositories of open-source software. Being a leader of an open-source project comes with both technical and non-technical responsibilities to help foster a user-base and community around your project. Taking on the role of a maintainer is an opportunity to learn from others, get experience with project management, and watch your project grow and change as your users become invested contributors.

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Understanding Open-Source Software Licenses

Published on November 2, 2021

For software developers who may want to exercise a certain control over how their work is used, modified, and shared by others, choosing a software license is an important decision. Open-source software licenses are an option that makes source code available for use, modification, and distribution based on agreed-upon terms and conditions. In this article, we will share information about open-source software license types and the available options when creating a GitHub project.

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How To Use Git: A Reference Guide

Published on October 10, 2018 · Updated on September 2, 2021

This cheat sheet-style guide provides a quick reference to some of the more common Git commands you may use when managing repositories and collaborating on software.

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