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    'I wrote some code, look at me'
Not that you're totally wrong, but a good open-source project also requires -- documentation, tests, community involvement, real users, gathering feedback from those users, collaboration.

Throwing code over the fence is not what open-source is about. I look at it as -- is this person capable of building a product for other people? Is he a team player?

That's not a skill that comes so easily and requires lots of experience or natural talent at other things than churning out code.




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