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Why I close PRs

Jeff Geerling, currently working as a technical architect at Aquina, wrote a good post on when and why he closes PRs to the packages he’s maintaining. This paragraph resonated with me.

I don’t cater to everyone. I usually cater to myself. And for 98% of my OSS projects, I’m actually using them, live, in production (often for dozens or hundreds of projects). So I’m generally happy with them as they are. I will not add something that increases my maintenance burden unless it’s very compelling functionality or an obvious bugfix. I can’t maintain a system I don’t fully understand, so I like keeping things lighter and cutting off edge cases rather than adding technical debt I don’t have time to pay off.

http://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2016/why-i-close-prs-oss-project-maintainer-notes

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.