Trusting contributors in open source projects can lead to unexpected but positive contributions. After giving commit rights to an unknown contributor who had submitted a massive PR, the abandoned project of storing financial data in Django, django-money, became hugely popular and well maintained.
💻 Giving a diligent contributor commit rights can lead to serious contributions, and is often a good way to build trust in open source projects.
💼 django-money, an abandoned project, became the most popular repository on the author’s Github page after a massive PR from a new contributor and giving them commit rights.
💡 Trusting OSS contributors can lead to positive and unexpected contributions, as an unknown contributor led to the successful future of django-money.
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