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The github thread itself is a nice example of a vibrant open source community. They're thinking about whether the project can be a good entry point for others into OSS, considering adopting outside libraries rather than re-writing it themselves, and generally operating in a pretty positive manner.

Helping newcomers find an entry point really helps them feel like they are contributing and helps them get involved. It's also important to be understanding when their code fails CI tests a few times.

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