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

sloonz/rewritefs

A FUSE filesystem intended to be used like Apache mod_rewrite

C
@sloonz is looking for:
New maintainer, my use case for this project is vanishing soon and I won’t be able to properly maintain it as I don’t use it.
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leinardi/gwe

WARNING: This is a mirror of the GitLab repository. Please go there to open new issues or Pull Requests.

Python
@leinardi is looking for:
New maintainer(s): most probably I will switch from Nvidia to AMD in the near future, so I won't be able to provide adequate support for this project anymore.
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remirror/remirror

ProseMirror toolkit for React 🎉

TypeScript
@whawker is looking for:
Co-maintainers and contributors. Also technical writers who could help with documentation.
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nukeop/nuclear

Streaming music player that finds free music for you

TypeScript
@nukeop is looking for:
Co-maintainers. Nuclear became too big for one person, and there are lots of issues, PRs, bugs to be fixed, and features to be developed. The project has thousands of users and it needs a team to spread its wings.
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samuelmanzanera/ex_license

Utility to insert or check license headers

Elixir
@samuelmanzanera is looking for:
Co-maintainer
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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?