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Get your open source project featured on GitHub

Each month, GitHub publishes a Release Radar. Top community projects who have shipped major version releases during the previous month are featured on the blog post.

Now, this is your chance to submit your project to be featured. We've launched an open source repo where you can find information on the Release and submit your open source project to be considered.

How to be featured on the Release Radar

If you are a maintainer or contributor of an open source project, or you come across an awesome open source project, submit it! Head over to the new GitHub Release Radar repo and open an issue.

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Repo for submission of projects to consider for the GitHub Release Radar 📡

GitHub Release Radar

Submit your release for consideration

This repo is for you to submit your project to be considered for the GitHub Release Radar. This showcase was published on the GitHub blog until January 2024. From February 2024, the Release Radars are published on DEV.

The GitHub Release Radar is a post written each month to showcase community projects that have shipped major version releases. A post is usually shipped on the first Friday of the month, showcasing community projects from the previous month. We feature everything from the biggest open source projects to quirky weekend hobbies.

We sometimes select a few projects from the blog post to featured in a Release Radar video. You can watch the video series on YouTube.

If you're a maintainer or a contributor of an open source project, and you have a major version release (especially v1.0 releases!) that shipped…

In the issue, fill out as much information as possible. The more information you include, the more likely we are to feature you. Side note, we're using GitHub Issue forms to collect information. You can create these forms too.

We get a lot of submissions each month. So while we can't promise we can feature all projects, we would love to consider your project. There are other opportunities to be featured on GitHub videos, social media posts, and more.

We also have a video released which goes out as part of the Release Radar each month. So there's lots of platforms for you to get eyes on your project 👀.

So if you're thinking about it, don't think. Just submit 💥

What's a major version release?

The question we get asked the most, is "what's a major version". Each month we feature projects who shipped major version releases. Major version releases are usually x.0, ie. 1.0, 2.0 etc. But not everyone's major versions will follow this format.

We also get loads of submissions, so we'll often favour x.0 releases. However, if you have a x.x release with major (or big) changes we'll also consider it.

What's considered a "major" or "big" change is up to you. It's your open source project; whether you're a maintainer or contributor. If you think it's big, submit it.

For more answers regarding submissions and the Release Radar, please check out the FAQs on the repo.

✨ Looking forward to seeing your submissions coming through ✨

Top comments (1)

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TED Vortex (Teodor Eugen Duțulescu)

awesome to see this initiative!