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Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project

According to The Orange Grove, "Producing Open Source Software is a free PDF textbook about the human side of open source development. It describes how successful projects operate, the expectations of users and developers, and the culture of free software. The reader need not be a programmer, but should know basic software engineering concepts such as source code, compilers, and patches. Contents: 1) Introduction. 2) Getting Started. 3) Technical Infrastructure. 4) Social and Political Infrastructure. 5) Money. 6) Communications. 7) Packaging, Releasing, and Daily Development. 8) Managing Volunteers. 9) Licenses, Copyrights, and Patents. Appendix A) Free Version Control Systems. Appendix B) Free Bug Trackers."

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