going from closed-source to open-source [closed]

Posted by mspoerr on Programmers See other posts from Programmers or by mspoerr
Published on 2012-09-06T18:53:14Z Indexed on 2012/09/06 21:51 UTC
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I am thinking of releasing the source code of my application (Freeware at the moment). It is written in C++ with VisualStudio 2008 and all used 3rd-party libs are free or open-source and platform independent.
The idea to release the source-code is very old, but till now I did not want to show the code because I am not sure if it is nice/well designed (I am not a professional developer), but the application is growing and help would be very welcome, but I want to keep control...

What do I need to consider? Is there any best practice for this scenario? The code itself is one thing, but there is much more like license, documentation, project settings, 3rd party libs, platform (Sourceforge, other?)

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