Category: contributing

Pay the Price for Open Source

Gather ’round kiddies, Uncle Cal has a history lesson to share. Back when the world was young Back in the early days of Open Source – when Dinosaurs roamed the earth and Rasmus was a young man – there were two types of open source projects we talked about: those that didn’t cost any money, and...

Free as in Puppy — Open Sourcing Your JavaScript Code

Open Source is much more than making something available to the public. It is not only about your code, it is also about licenses, understanding participation and herding cats a.k.a. dealing with community issues. In this article we will briefly look at the benefits of open sourcing your code and the pitfalls to avoid....

Contributing to PHP: How to Fix Bugs in the PHP Core

Previously, we covered contributing to PHP’s documentation. Now, we will be covering how to get involved with PHP’s core. To do this, we will be looking at the workflow for fixing a simple bug in the core. Since submitting new features to PHP has already been explained pretty well, we will not be covering that her...

Contributing to PHP: How to Contribute to PHP’s Manual

In this two-part article series, we’ll be covering how to contribute to the PHP project. This will hopefully clarify what steps need to be taken for those looking to become more involved with PHP. This first part will be covering how to contribute to PHP’s documentation, including how to request a php.net account a...