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

joshfarrant/shortcuts-js

A JavaScript iOS 12 Shortcuts creator

TypeScript
@joshfarrant is looking for:
help maintaining the repo; adding features, merging PRs, and generally just pushing what I think is a really cool library forward.
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Klocman/Automatic-Volume-Mixer

A tool that allows automatization of Windows Volume Mixer based on user’s rules.

C#
@Klocman is looking for:
Maintainers
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Klocman/Bulk-Crap-Uninstaller

Remove large amounts of unwanted applications quickly.

C#
@Klocman is looking for:
Maintainers
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Souvikns/Poki

A fun multiplayer Pokémon cli game.

TypeScript
@Souvikns is looking for:
co-maintainers.
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thetayloredman/ProtoBot

A Discord furry bot

TypeScript
@thetayloredman is looking for:
Co-maintainers: I've gotten less time to work on the project lately
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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?