How open source projects collaborate

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One of the best parts about working in open source projects is the way seeming competitors work together. In my latest article for the Pragmatic Programmers, I share a few ways open source projects work together.

If you’re not used to working in open source projects, the idea of helping your competitors might be hard to accept. But when we work together, we all do better.

This post’s featured photo by krakenimages on Unsplash.

Ben formerly led open source messaging at Docker and was the Fedora Program Manager. He is the author of Program Management for Open Source Projects. Ben is an Open Organization Ambassador and frequent conference speaker. His personal website is Funnel Fiasco.


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