[TOS] Guidelines on launching an open source project?

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at ubuntu.com
Tue Jun 26 05:17:45 UTC 2012


I don't think there is a de facto how-to on open sourcing code. But ideally
you will want to:

1. Select a Open Source license to release under.

2. Select hosting for the code (github or launch pad perhaps?)

3. Release the code
On Jun 25, 2012 9:01 PM, <pawlicki at cs.rochester.edu> wrote:
>   I been asked to help take a fairly extensive body of code and
> release it as an open source project.
> I'm wondering if someone can point me to some resources that
> might guide us along this process?
>  My collaborators have a body of code used for physics simulation.
> It's all under Mercurial for internal management. They want to
> distribute it under an open source model, while maintaining control
> of the "official" version.
>  Any pointers, guidelines, or advice would be appreciated.
> T. F. Pawlicki
> Dept. Computer Science
> University of Rochester
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