Adoptoposs

Find new (co-)maintainers for your
open source software project.

Read more about the benefits of working in a team of co-maintainers on your OSS project!

How It Works

On Adoptoposs we connect people to keep open source software projects maintained
– by multiple maintainers.

Submit Your Repo

You are looking for a co-maintainer? Or someone to take over your project? Submit your repo.

Contact Maintainers

You want to help with OSS maintenance? Contacting maintainers on Adoptoposs is just one click away.

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Latest Submitted Projects

gradio-app/gradio

Create UIs for prototyping your machine learning model in 3 minutes

CSS
@abidlabs is looking for:
Gradio helps developers create GUIs for machine learning models. It supports a variety of kinds of models, but we're looking for front end web developers to help us extend it to more kinds of models.
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sequelize/sequelize

An easy-to-use multi SQL dialect ORM for Node.js

JavaScript
@sdepold is looking for:
Node.JS / TypeScript engineers with an interest in databases and ORMs
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rubencaro/sshex

Simple SSH helpers for Elixir. SSH is useful, but we all love SSHEx !

Elixir
@rubencaro is looking for:
a new maintainer/maintainers to take over the project. This library has been stable for years. It basically requires keeping it alive by updating Elixir/Erlang version numbers.
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Okazari/Rythm.js

A javascript library that makes your page dance.

JavaScript
@Okazari is looking for:
co-maintainers.
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colinodell/python-qnapstats

Python API for obtaining QNAP NAS system stats

Python
@colinodell is looking for:
New maintainer to take over this Python library used in Home Assistant. See https://github.com/colinodell/python-qnapstats/issues/43
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Why It Matters

Open source software runs the world. Not only is most of the internet based on open source software, but thousands of programs, non-profit organizations, and companies depend on openly developed software libraries.

Currently, lots of open source libraries have only a single person who is responsible for its maintenance. However, reasons for not being able to put time into security fixes and the further development of a project are manifold. They reach from leaving the company or losing interest, to changes in your personal life, up to sad circumstances like illness, burnout or death.

If maintainers are not able to look after their projects anymore and they did not give anyone else access to their repository and the package registry, trouble is sure to follow. It will get harder and harder to keep the project well-maintained, even if the community is involved in taking it over.

Adoptoposs claims that open source software can be better maintained and maintainers will be healthier when following one important rule:

“Each and every open source software project of considerable popularity should have a team of co-maintainers.”

When a project gains popularity, original creators and maintainers will need help. Adoptoposs offers them a platform to find co-maintainers or put their projects up for adoption. It allows to make the initial contact between maintainers and future co-maintainers.

Ready for helping with open source maintenance?