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

anttiviljami/openapi-client-axios

JavaScript client library for consuming OpenAPI-enabled APIs with axios
TypeScript
@anttiviljami is looking for:
co-maintainers
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anttiviljami/openapi-backend

Build, Validate, Route, Authenticate and Mock using OpenAPI
TypeScript
@anttiviljami is looking for:
co-maintainers
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sshuttle/sshuttle

Transparent proxy server that works as a poor man's VPN. Forwards over ssh. Doesn't require admin. Works with Linux and MacOS. Supports DNS tunneling.
Python
@brianmay is looking for:
Somebody who uses sshuttle and can share the work load, particularly with the large number of support requests that are coming in.
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minmaxflow/elixir-phoenix-realworld-example-app

RealWorld backend built with Elixir + Phoenix
Elixir
@minmaxflow is looking for:
maintainer
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pycontribs/jira

Python JIRA Library is the easiest way to automate JIRA. Support for py27 was dropped on 2019-10-14, do not raise bugs related to it. Show that you care about the future of the library by donating $1, is not about the money!
Python
@ssbarnea is looking for:
Python developer to help maintaining python-jira library.
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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.