Planning to open source your project? Here is what you should know
punit_guron 270005UY7E Visits (5470)
I found a really informative article that explains in great depth about the points to consider while you plan to open source your project. It's a good read for those who are new to open source projects and want to learn about the process. The article starts off discussing why "Creating an open-source project isn’t just about making your code freely available to others" ?. Why you should be clear about the goals behind making a project open source? Then the article touches the issue of License that you should choose for your project. It describes various licenses that are available and why one should choose them. Thereafter things like code organization, documentation, mailing lists etc are explained in great detail.
I would say that it's a must read for those who are planning to open source their projects but know little about the whole process. Here is the link to original article.
If you are an experienced open source professional and want to voice out more points that are not covered in the original article, you are welcome to do it here.