Poll: What is the greatest barrier to getting involved in open source?

What's the biggest barrier to participation in open source?

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232 votes tallied
Lack of a mentor
43 votes
Uncomfortable jumping in
29 votes
Not sure where to start
131 votes
No resources available in my language
3 votes
Other (tell us in the comments)
26 votes

Getting started in open source can be daunting—especially if you're new to the world of open source software (or hardware), or if you are a minority in the space. But, never fear! We've got you covered with excellent reads to help you navigate the territory.

First, vote in our poll and let us know what you think is the greatest obstacle to overcome. Your answers will help us create better content for you going forward.

Then, read some of our materials on How to get started in open source, and from our series on Diversity in Open Source.

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