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Getting Started

Like all open source projects, LF Networking projects are open to everyone and participating in the technical communities is the best way to get familiar with a particular project. The LFN communities are very welcoming to newcomers and we encourage you to get started today.  If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of membership in LFN, please see the Join page.

Please take the following steps and if you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to email us with your questions:

Ways to Participate

  • Attend project meetings
  • Attend developer events ›Join approved projects
  • Propose a project
  • Write documentation
  • Contribute use cases
  • Analyze requirements
  • Define tests / processes
  • Review and submit code patches
  • Build upstream relationships
  • Contribute upstream code
  • Start or join an OSN User Group
  • Provide feedback through EUAG
  • Host and staff a community lab
  • Answer questions
  • Give a talk / training
  • Create a demo
  • Evangelize LFN and its projects

New research by Assistant Professor Frank Nagle, a member of the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School, shows that paying employees to contribute to such software boosts the company’s productivity from using the software by as much as 100 percent, when compared with free-riding competitors.

Harvard Business Review (9/5/2018) “The Hidden Benefit of Giving Back to Open Source Software”