Helping out in open source projects is easier than ever using systems like git and github. However, you need to ensure that any code sent to you is as easy as possible to merge. On our OPS.js project we added these 5 simple rules to make everyone’s life easier.
1. Fork the project.
2. Checkout develop branch.
3. Create a new branch based on develop and change the code.
4. Write some tests.
5. Submit patch.