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titleBut, my code's not ready!

Oh, please. Don't worry! Think of it like this: open source software development is like a conversation. The conversation has to start somehow. Here's what you can do right now: create a JIRA issue, explaining your idea, and make a new branch, using that issue number in the branch name. Now, commit your new code to that branch, and push it up to your fork on GitHub. Now, the conversation has already started, and people have a way to discuss your idea in a meaningful fashion–referring to the JIRA issue number, perhaps reviewing and commenting on your branch on GitHub. It would probably be a good idea to link to your work in progress branch from the JIRA issue, as it will make finding you work, and the process of reviewing it, easier. Before you know it, you'll be ready to make a pull request, and your work will already have champions within the DSpace community, all because you put it out there and made it available for review early.

Sounds like fun, doesn't it? That's because it is fun. Come, join the conversation!


1. Make your code available (preferrably in GitHub) and create a ticket in our Issue Tracker