Hi everyone, welcome, ect… It might go without saying but lemmy is open source! The platform is written in rust and typescript (which is a big pro for me). I’m sure we all have our little gripes with the platform, and those are fixed with collective teamwork :)

These are “good first issues”, here is a contributing guide), and here is a chat where developers coordinate.

Let’s make the best link aggregator!

  • Lvxferre
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    69 months ago

    I can make a clicking bot using bash. Is this enough? /joke

    Serious now, is there any way for non-coders to help out?

    • EvanOPM
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      129 months ago

      Yes! The contributing guide mentions that there are plenty of other ways including design, translations, donations, and even just reporting issues you come across! Everything can be a huge help.

    • EvanOPM
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      19 months ago

      That also works :)

  • @mathflakes
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    19 months ago

    How hard is it to get spun up on rust? I have been a dev for the better part of a decade but pretty much exclusively in java and python (and a wee bit of dartlang - yuck), primarily on the backend of a SaaS product. I’ve never contributed to open source before.

  • Aeroatrix
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    19 months ago

    If i can find something i can help with i will do it, ok now i see, now i understand, because sometimes people have complaints and issues with the software but since lemmy is open source then it wil be easier to resolve these issues if people contribute to it

  • @Veritas
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    6 months ago

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    • Krafting
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      99 months ago

      this is not how most open source project works.

    • EvanOPM
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      9 months ago

      If the developers do not distribute donations among all contributors

      I understand completely. I’ve received a total of 400$ or so from open source bounties and other rewards, and would love to see a similar model in many more projects, including lemmy… and yet, please bear in mind that lemmy’s monthly income is currently only around 700 dollars (and that’s increased in the past couple months), excluding nlnet funding. The top two contributors have each added around 40 times more lines then the third to the project. Totaling all 140 independent contributors, they still fall more than 5x short of either of the main developers. My takeaway is that this site needs more funding.

      See also https://lemmy.ml/post/1175822, and ccing @nutomic@lemmy.ml