Stream: project leads (public)

Topic: Joining a Project

Eric Huss (Mar 30 2021 at 17:33, on Zulip):

I found this blog post on how to get involved in a project to be a good set of guidelines, and thought I would share.

I'm curious if it would help to mention things like these more explicitly in some of our contributor docs. touches on some briefly. One issue that I've noticed is that people sometimes don't read, or remember, or ignore guidelines (especially if there are a lot of them), so I'm uncertain if more text would be counter-productive. Also, Rust has a lot of different projects, each with their own contributor guidelines, which I think can add to the difficulty of successfully getting involved.

flip1995 (Mar 30 2021 at 18:51, on Zulip):

Maybe this could be something teams could do while implementing the 2021 Roadmap: Not only defining what a team does and what is expected from team members, but also define what is expected from contributors in a more unified way across projects.

I really like the format of this blog post. Short, emphasized headings, you'll actually read when you see a guideline like this and then short, easy to understand explanations.

Last update: Jun 20 2021 at 00:45UTC