Building your App as an Open Source Project
In Chapter: Packaging, deploying and selling
Author: Ian Darwin ('idarwin')
You want to build your Android App as an open source project, building it collaboratively with a vibrant community of developers.
Plan well; "market" well; play well.
You have an idea for a larger application that could be developed by a community of developers, and you want to make it an open source project. There are many things you can do to make your open source project a success.
Start with The Art of Community.
Then blend in How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.
See also Stand Up to the Lawyers -- Open Source Licensing and Intellectual Property Law 101 for Developers
Host your project on github.com, googlecode, sourceforge.net or another "community forge" project.
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