Two Three Great Posts for Open Source Software Maintainers

After maintaining CMB for some time, I’ve had to learn some of the principles in the following articles the hard way, and am planning on integrating those that I haven’t yet.

“Merge pull request” Considered Harmful

  • The ‘Merge Pull Request’ button, although convenient, tends to create more work for the software maintainer.

Code changes should be hard to get accepted

  • As open source software maintainers, it’s a hard balance to encourage community involvement while also guarding the quality/quantity of your software project.

Technical debt 101

  • ‘A primer about technical debt, legacy code, big rewrites and ancient wisdom for non technical managers’