A web designer's guide to forking etiquette

GitHub's contributor guidelines

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The open source philosophy lets anyone take a project in a new direction by changing the original to create something unique. That philosophy is the reason we have projects like Firefox, a project originally forked from the Mozilla Application Suite. 

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Adam is a Senior Developer at 50,000feet, a design-tech agency in Chicago, USA. He has over 10 years’ experience developing web applications.