A guide about accepting contributions for Open source projects.
Ever since you could send patches by mail we'd interact over thousands of miles, exchanging code snipped between people we don't even know beforehand.
That and the transient nature of contributions might be the main the reasons it's very hard to find out why things go wrong.
The guide tries to pin down most common issues and bring to light some possible reasons.
I'm writing based on my experiences with some projects, the feedback I heard from frustrated users and overloaded devs. In case of Check_MK I've even seen all sides, but this writeup is based on a lot more projects / interactions. In most cases I'm just a mere user. At rare times I've been intrigued, but most often I've been driven mad.