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Discussion on: Trying to Understand Open Source

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Ben Halpern

If you can only see the code, how can you make sense of exactly what to contribute?

Don't worry, you're not missing anything obvious. It is sometimes a matter of guessing and asking the right questions. It's never totally clear.

People are usually okay with receiving speculative PRs that may fix something, as long as you're humble about it.

Ultimately it can take a while to get right. You can start with lower barrier things like documentation issues, just to get a feel for the flow.

You're always welcome to find projects to make PRs such as this one on behalf of DEV πŸ˜„

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Nicole Saunders πŸ’»πŸŒΉ Author

oh cool! I'll check that out too.