My first accepted pull request
January 12, 2022Have you ever contributed to open-source software? You should. It's easy.
Have you ever made a contribution to open-source software?
If not, you really should.
It’s not hard.
I’m not sure when I made my first contribution to open source, but GitHub tells me about my first accepted pull request back in 2014. It was just a small fix:
-#/usr/bin/perl -w +#!/usr/bin/perl -w # # my $version = "0.1";
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