I N G A N R P A C K A G E Having more than one maintainer is rare. Avelino, Guilherme, et al. "Assessing code authorship: The case of the Linux kernel." IFIP International Conference on Open Source Systems. Springer, Cham, 2017.
G A N R P A C K A G E • Casual contributors are common • Long tail of small contributions • Roughly half of contributors responsible for ~2% of commits • Typos, bugs, new features, refactoring Pinto, Gustavo, Igor Steinmacher, and Marco Aurélio Gerosa. "More common than you think: An in-depth study of casual contributors." 2016 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER). Vol. 1. IEEE, 2016.
G A N R P A C K A G E Steinmacher, Igor, et al. "Overcoming Social Barriers When Contributing to Open Source Software Projects." Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 28.1-2 (2019): 247-290. • Include and enforce CoC • Be kind & respectful • Communicate future plans (roadmap?)
G A N R P A C K A G E • Keep knowledge up to date & findable • Develop forms of legitimate peripheral participation • Make it easy for newcomers to get started • Acknowledge all contributions • Follow up on both success & failure Sholler, Dan, et al. "Ten simple rules for helping newcomers become contributors to open projects." PLoS Computational Biology 15.9 (2019).