Once a week, every week. Take time to invest in the open source software you use and love.
Companies need open source software to run effectively.
Direct participation in open source gives your organization a voice in the software you depend on.
Open source development models are at the forefront of software collaboration. Developers who work on open source learn intuitively to improve quality, speed, and transparency at your organization.
Contributing regularly to open source saves money and developer hours by reducing the custom software you need to maintain.
Employees that work on open source boost their, and their employer's, reputation.
Improving your developer culture is too important to be left unplanned.
Each Friday, encourage your managers, employees, and coworkers to spend at least two hours working on the open source projects your organization already uses.
Create clear, internal policies so employees can easily and consistently contribute to open source.
Learn what it means to contribute, and how to find and get started on a new project.
Give your project some love to help others contribute where you need it most.