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Clojure Applied by Alex Miller, Ben Vandgrift

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Publish Your Code

If you have a tidbit of code that other developers may find useful or demonstrative, or a library that solves a common problem, you can release the source code to the public. In this section, we’ll talk about the decisions involved in both.

Contributing code to the public has some consequences, not the least of which is that you’ll be expected to maintain and respond to questions about your project, and deal with issues that crop up. Failure to do so will tarnish your reputation and that of the project. This shouldn’t deter you from contributing a library or application to the open source community, but it might—rightly so—cause you a moment’s hesitation. Once you figure out the why, determine your level of commitment to ...

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