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2-for-1: Non-Code Contributors Guide To Open Source / The 5 Most Common Licenses on Github

Dave Strebel    John Montgomery   

Dave Strebel – Non-Code Contributors Guide To Open Source (Intermediate)

Want to contribute to a Open Source project, but not a coder? This talk will focus on how you can contribute back to a open source project without writing a line of code. There exists this notion of developers, developers, developers and that you need to write code to be able to contribute to open source. There are many different ways that you can help out in a open source project without being a developer. In this talk we will discuss the different needs open source projects have for non-code contributions and the roles that fit in for non-code contributors.

Coming away from this talk you will have a good understating of how you can get involved in a open source project and start contributing with no code at all!

John Montgomery – The 5 Most Common Licenses on Github (Introductory)

Legalese is confusing, but understanding software licenses doesn’t have to be! The top 5 licenses on github cover over 80% of all licensed projects on Github, so understanding just a handful can help you understand if you can use most of the projects on Github, and can help you decide what license is right for your next project.