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Building your App as an Open Source Project

Author: Ian Darwin
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Problem:

You want to build your Android App as an open source project, building it collaboratively with a vibrant community of developers.

Solution:

Plan well; "market" well; play well.

Discussion:

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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