Adoptoposs.

Connecting people to keep
open source software projects maintained –
by multiple maintainers.

How It Works

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

TheHippo/hxfcgi

CGI/FastCGI Wrapper for nekoVM and the haxe cpp target
Haxe
@TheHippo is looking for:
A maintainer that knows C and Haxe.
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Dahie/DDS-Utils

Java Utilities for DirectDrawSurface texture management
Java
@Dahie is looking for:
a new maintainer. The original tools work, but are annoying to deploy/launch, but they work.
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Dahie/imageflow

Visual ImageJ Macro editing in a node-base editor featuring ImageJ
Java
@Dahie is looking for:
a new maintainer. The project is more-less stable with InageJ1. If somebody wants to port it to ImageJ2 feel free to take over.
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grey-software/Material-Math

Practice Math problems in a fun, beautiful, material experience!
TypeScript
@ArsalaBangash is looking for:
A fullstack web developer passionate about building educational apps.
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grey-software/toonin

Technology that allows you to tune in to your friends and family in realtime using peer to peer sharing.
Vue
@ArsalaBangash is looking for:
A full stack web developer passionate about creating a decentralized P2P streaming service.
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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 this rather simple 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?

If you want to learn more about why having co-maintainers with full access on your OSS project brings a lot of stability and benefits, read about it in this post.