how to attract OSS contributors

  • Do some marketing for your OSS
  • label beginner issues appropriately (eg. "good first bug", "easy", "low hanging fruit")
  • Describe the benefits of contributing
  • Set systems in place to enforce your policies (eg. editorconfig, aslant, etc)
  • Add link to Github flow tutorials


  • with FAQs
  • high-level overview of design & architecture
  • guide to the folder structure

Code of conduct

  • provide protection to new contributors
  • how to report violations

Templates for pull requests and issues


  • swag
  • blogpost mention
  • social media mention
  • badges for their linkedIn

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