Announcing Rust Contributors
When I was working with Ruby on Rails, someone once sent me this link:
In some ways, this link changed my life. You see, I respond really strongly to integers going upwards. I am a sucker for points, hits, whatever. That web page, however, puts that integer towards something useful: open source contributions. It’s fairly well known that open source contribution is a long tail, but that’s also perfect for this kind of gamification. One contribution, as of today, will put you in 2461th place. Your second? 1473! That’s almost a thousand places! Just one more contribution puts you at number 1114. Still three hundred spots. Your forth commit will let you get in the top 900, #893. You get the idea. (I ended up at #47.)
Today, I’m working on Rust. And one of the things that I do is write the release announcements, or at least, their first draft. And one...
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