Submitting a Project to Branch? GitHub Best Practices

A couple nights ago, I had the opportunity to attend my local JavaScript Meetup here in Ottawa. Our second speaker was Simon MacDonald giving a talk entitled Maintaining Open Source while Maintaining Your Sanity. I enjoyed the talk so much I thought DZone users may benefit from some of the points Simon laid out. Now, I’m not in any way saying these practices are a requirement in order to submit your project for approval. These are simply suggestions that will make it easier for other developers to navigate your project, and possibly even help make it better.