• @[email protected]
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    810 months ago

    I’ve never contributed to open source projects before, is it open to community contributions? (as in could I go pick up a feature request and make a pull request for it?)

    • @[email protected]
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      1010 months ago

      Yes! The devs would have to accept your pull request for it to be merged into the main instance, but even if they don’t, you don’t have to use the main instance, you can spin up your own which you build out whatever features you want on.

      • @lightingnerd
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        510 months ago

        I love this thing that people forget about open source. Like the whole FreeCAD community, there’s a whole group of people who don’t even use the vanilla UI–because they don’t have to, haha! Of course, it does take skill, but if you’re skilled enough to make pull request…

        • Bonolio
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          210 months ago

          I am a shitty programmer, and I would never want most of what I do to go anywhere near Main.
          But as you said, I have a few things that I run as forks, with my own little tweaks.

    • @[email protected]
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      910 months ago

      Yes! Many people are joining right now, you can too. Pick Lemmy itself or one of the apps! There is also Tafkars, they are trying to replicate the reddit api for Lemmy. The goal is to make 3rd party reddit apps compatible with lemmy.