Collaborating on GitHub

Prerequisites

Prerequisite

Importance

Experience with Version Control

Helpful

Summary

This chapter introduces a step-by-step guide on how to start doing collaboration with other contributors on GitHub. This is mainly focused on team-work among researchers on open environment.

If you have dealt with the previous chapter about Getting started with GitHub, it would be easier for you to bring the best practices of open sciece into your project collaboratively and openly.

In this chapter, we have described important points about README and Project Communication, explained the Roadmapping, discussed important steps about Getting Contributors and Community guidelines.

Motivation and Background

Developing your project or doing analysis collaboratively on GitHub provides a prompter to document your work in detail and a best opportunity to get additional contributors to your idea. Contributions can be everything from new ideas to bug reports and actual code contributions.