Open Source project contribution focuses a lot on the code committed to projects, but there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes that is just as valuable to FOSS than the code itself.
LABHR seeks to find those that provide these non-code contributions, and thank them.
LABHR started as an idea by Leslie Hawthorn. She advocates openly thanking people on social media, and writing recommendations.
This idea was extended by Katie McLaughlin with her work on automating this process on GitHub.
You can automate finding who to thank for their work on your FOSS projects by using one of the LABHR tools:
- hatrack - a web-based GitHub non-code contribution groker
- octohatrack - a python-cli based GitHub non-code contribution groker
- stackoverflow hat rack - visualise the most active users for a tag on StackOverflow
- wikipedia hat rack - visualise the contributors to a Wikipedia page
- A place to hang your hat - Leslie Hawthorn
- Recommendations Update - Leslie Hawthorn
- A tool for tracking non-code GitHub contributions - Katie McLaughlin
- Acknowledging Non-Coding Contributions - Katie McLaughlin
Talks and Presentations
- Build A Better Hat Rack - All Contributions Welcome presented at PyCon US
- Build A Better Hat Rack - All Contributions Welcome presented at Kiwi PyCon
- Build A Better Hat Rack - All Contributions Welcome presented at /dev/world/
- Build A Better Hat Rack - All Contributions Welcome presented at PyCon AU
- Mentioned in FOSS Lessions from building the KSP-CKAN by Paul Fenwick at OSDC
- Mentioned in Keynote by Dr Russell Keith-Magee at Django Under the Hood
- Lightning Talks have been presented at: SydPHP, DevOps Sydney, SyPy, /dev/world, PHP Conference NZ, OSDC, linux.conf.au, and DjangoCon Europe