A guide to contributing to open source

3 years after

Welcome newbie open source contributors!

This is a list of resources for people who are new to contributing to open source.

If you find additional resources, please contribute a pull request.

If you have questions or comments, please create an issue.

Contributing to open source in general

  • Up For Grabs - a list of projects with beginner-friendly issues
  • - a tool for searching GitHub issues by label and language
  • First Timers Only - a list of bugs that are labelled "first-timers-only"
  • YourFirstPR - starter issues on GitHub that can be easily tackled by new contributors.
  • Awesome-for-beginners - a GitHub repo that amasses projects with good bugs for new contributors, and applies labels to describe them.
  • Openhatch - a non-profit organization that helps lower barriers of entry into open source. You can find bugs and projects here, as well.

Mozilla's contributor ecosystem

  • Good First Bugs - bugs that developers have identified as a good introduction to the project
  • Mentored Bugs - bugs that have a mentor assigned who will be there on IRC to help you when you get stuck while working on fix
  • Bugs Ahoy - a site dedicated to finding bugs on Bugzilla
  • Firefox DevTools - a site dedicated to bugs filed for the developer tools in the Firefox browser
  • What Can I Do For Mozilla - figure out what you can work on by answering a bunch of questions about your skill set and interests
  • Start Mozilla - a Twitter account that tweets about issues fit for contributors new to the Mozilla ecosystem

Useful articles for new open source contributors

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