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.

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Latest Submitted Projects


Set of icons representing programming languages, designing & development tools

@Snailedlt is looking for:
New maintainers to review issues and PR's as well as contribute code to the project. Appreciated skills include but is not limited to: - SVG editing - Community management - Automation (CI/CD) using Python, TypeScript or GitHub Actions
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The alternative upload component for python Dash applications.

@fohrloop is looking for:
A new maintainer or co-maintainers for the dash-uploader
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A mobile website for reading Harvard classics daily read

@cunla is looking for:
a co-maintainer with UX expertise.
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A plugin to manage GitHub actions from JetBrains IDEs (intellij, pycharm, etc.)

@cunla is looking for:
A co-maintainer. This plugin needs to be fully redesigned.
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A FUSE filesystem intended to be used like Apache mod_rewrite

@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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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?