Great post, and appropriate not only for Open Source projects. 12 tips to getting things done in open source The 12 things alone are not enough. She provides good descriptions of each one. Be prepared to do a lot. Believe you are empowered to do it. Recruit others early. Donât worry about getting credit. Join the conversation. Get effective at monitoring lots of information. Reply to all. Think the best of people. Meet people. Be yourself. Ask for help. Show your passion.