Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the point of opendor.me?
Our goal is to help open-source contributors share and highlight their open-source work. We know how hard open-source work can be, but we also know how rewarding it can be.
This platform is being created and maintained by open-source developers as an open-source project after all. So we want to do our best to make the open-source work you do as rewarding and visible as possible.
We're creating a community for talented open-source developers to highlight their best work in an understandable way. We want to empower developers and maintainers to network and discover other projects.
- What type of users will be on opendor.me?
Our platform's primary user is an open-source developer and contributor to GitHub-hosted projects. They are a developer contributing to at least one open-source project looking to highlight their work.
We also will provide recruiters with methods to discover open-source developers. We hope that our community will allow them to see who's working on projects their company uses or needs.
Similarly, for open-source organizations this community will connect them with potential contributors. So they will be able to discover and be discovered by talented developers in their field.
- Will recruiters be able to contact users on the platform?
No. There are not any plans to create or add a native messaging feature to the platform. Neither among users, nor for recruiting purposes.
No doubt, the opendor.me community may be a great place for recruiters to discover a new network of talented open-source developers. Yet, the main goal isn't to be a recruiting platform in a traditional sense.
Recruiters are welcome to join the community and - for users that opt-in - they will be able to find alternative contact methods on profiles.
- Why are contributions missing?
You may be wondering why some contributions are missing from your profile. There are a few common gotchas you should be aware of when it comes to repositories that opendor.me may index.
First, only repositories owned by registered users or organizations a registered user is a public member of may be indexed. Feel free to spread the word so we may reach more of the community!
Second, if you are part of an organization, make sure you are a public member. By default, GitHub sets organization members to private members and we won't be able to see that you are associated with that organization.
Finally, make sure your repository has a license! Opendor.me is all about open-source contributions. Code without a license can be public but isn't open-source.