Friday, June 2, 2017

Free software is suffering because coders don’t know how to write documentation

GitHub just published its 2017 Open Source Survey. The popular social coding service surveyed over 5,500 members of its community, from over 3,800 projects on It also spoke to 500 coders working on projects from outside the GitHub ecosystem. The Open Source Survey asked a broad array of questions. One that caught my eye was about problems people encounter when working with, or contributing to, open source projects. An incredible 93 percent of people reported being frustrated with “incomplete or confusing documentation”. That’s hardly a surprise. There are a lot of projects on Github with the sparsest of descriptions,…

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