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What about contributing to writing docs instead? yes i'm serious. When it comes to writing documentation for opensource projects, suddenly,there is no developper available. Yet documentation is central to any opensource project.

Maybe I should launch a "Please write help us write docs" plateform.




This is ultra important! I can't even begin to count the number of times I've come across great open source projects with ZERO documentation. I tend to read the code (if the project is in a language I know well..) but that's not an option for many people looking to quickly integrate.

Maybe OSS contributions should actually start with writing the docs, sort of like how interns start with fetching the coffee ;) Of course, you can do more if you like but writing docs is a great starting point to learn more about the underlying code anyway!




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