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The open source principles of participation

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One of the greatest and most destructive beliefs in the open source community is that "Because I'm not a programmer, I can't participate in an open source project." Let me be the first to tell you that if you believe that, you're wrong. Dead wrong. Why? Well let me explain.

One of the age old principles of open source is the free and open sharing of software source code. That source code is the product of somebody's time, effort and labor. So trading or sharing source code is essentially sharing your work with everyone else, and in turn receiving a portion of their work in return. And since programmers and developers are what made traditional open source possible, it's easy to understand how people can equate participation in an open source project or community as requiring them to be able to program.

But times have changed, and open source isn't just about software anymore.

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