Motivating Contributors

Status: Active
Bottom liner: Richard Littauer
How to get involved: Email Richard


What motivates contributors? How can we work together to help them stay motivated? And what does ethical business or project management look like, in this context?


  • An essay or report on how to help motivate contributors
  • A survey of tools or best practices

Guiding questions

  • How can we motivate contributors? Is this needed?
  • What are the best ways for projects to incentivize contributions?
  • How does a project turn a drive-by contributor into a maintainer?

Reports and documents

At the moment, we only have some brief notes from the Sustain meeting in January.

How to get involved

Email Richard. Right now, he is the bottleneck. A second meeting will occur before the end of April.