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All the info you need to onboard your crew at the Open-Source Hub: showcase or find a project, make a map, or create a tour.

How to list your project on Open-Source Hub

We’re thrilled to welcome you to Open-Source Hub! It's super easy to get started, and should only take about 11 minutes.

Step 1: Getting up and running

You can list your project on Open-Source Hub without having to run the app! Go ahead and check out the Github.dev steps below.

If you have a javascript development environment set up already and prefer to run locally, the approach will be familiar.

Github.dev environment

  1. Create a fork of the Open-Source Hub.
  2. Once on your fork's page, either press the full stop . key or replace .com in the location bar in your browser to .dev.

Now you're in the Github.dev editor! Feel free to hop ahead to our contributing section.

For more information on the Github.dev editor, please see their docs.

Local development (optional)

  1. Clone this repository to your machine
  2. Inside the project directory, install the dependencies using Yarn:
    yarn
    
  3. Run the project locally:
    yarn dev
    
  4. You can now view the project in your browser at http://localhost:8000

Contributing

Step 2: List your project

  1. Follow the above setup steps
  2. Create your project's .mdx file
    1. Create a new folder inside /projects and name it the same as your GitHub handle or organization
    2. Add a new .mdx file to that folder, and give it the name of your public repo. For example,
      • if your project were: github.com/Codesee-io/opensourcehub
      • you would create: /projects/Codesee-io/opensourcehub.mdx.
    3. Copy/paste the contents of projects/_template.mdx into that file
  3. Fill out the information — most of it is optional, but extremely helpful for potential contributors. If you opt not to include the optional content, delete it from your template.
  4. Add a 200x200 image for your organization to your folder, for example, ./projects/distributeaid/da.png
  5. Preview your changes by running yarn dev
  6. When you're ready, open a PR!

Step 3: Adding a CodeSee Map to your project listing

Make it easier for contributors to onboard to your project! With a CodeSee Map, they can visualize the entire codebase, with features allowing them to explore system dependencies, add additional context to pull requests, and more.

To add a Map to your project:

  1. Sign up for CodeSee Maps (there's no commitment or cost!)
  2. Create a Map for your repo following our instructions
  3. Set your map to public!
  4. Add an entry in your project's template for the Map (see example from Distribute Aid's Shipment Tracker project):
featuredMap:
  url: https://app.codesee.io/maps/public/848e3630-1650-11ec-8bc1-7d4a4822cc27
  description: Get a quick overview of the major areas of our repo

That's it!

The CodeSee Map below is a good way to get familiar with the codebase:

CodeSee Map preview

Tag policy

Final tags are up to the maintainers of Open-Source Hub. Your tags may be modified for the benefit of the community and to improve discoverability.

We use title-casing for tags. For example: "First Timer Friendly, Social Activism, C#, JavaScript".

How to remove your project from Open-Source Hub

Open a PR to remove your project folder from this repository.

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