How to ruin an open source project: Let me count the ways

There are lots of ways to kill an open source project, and there's plenty of blame to go around: Both project maintainers and users are culpable, one GitHub official believes.

During a cautionary presentation Wednesday entitled "99 ways to kill an open source project," Brandon Keepers, who heads up open source efforts at GitHub, cited a myriad of ways things can go wrong because users or maintainers take the wrong steps. In Keepers' presentation at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (

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