Give credit to Open Source Contributors
Green squares on GitHub cannot automatically track every kind of contribution. 🟩
A simple example? Everything that happens outside the platform is clearly out of reach.
It can be mentoring new contributors, talking about the project or giving suggestions in Discord, to name a few cases.
What can we do about it? Listing the contributors in the README sounds like a good idea, but how? Add their GitHub handle? Write a line or two of description?
Well, there's a tool called all-contributors which lets you manage an organized table in your README to give credit for all kinds of activities, grouped by category.
A cool way to say thank you to everyone involved in the project, even if they're not actively closing Pull Requests.
If you're a maintainer of a project and you're not using this tool yet, or if you're a contributor and you'd like your projects to use this tool, that's what today's video is about! :)