Seeking Maintainers

Frequently Asked Questions

This page is intended to answer any questions you may have about joining or maintaining this list. If you still have unanswered questions after reading this page, please submit an issue on GitHub and we will endeavour to answer your question.

How do I submit my project?

If you're interested in getting your site added to the Seeking Maintainers index, all you need to do is to file an issue in our GitHub repository using the "Add a new project" template and follow the instructions.

Please bear with us while a moderator reviews your submission. After your submission is approved, the "seeking-maintainer" label is assigned to the issue, which causes the project to show on the index.

Is my project eligable to be added to the list?

Please understand that the goal of this list is to find maintainers for a project, not to spread the word and find some first contributers for your newly created side project. If you're feeling stressed out and need someone who helps out keeping the project healthy, you're welcome to submit it. If there's no proof that some people are dependent on your project, it probably shouldn't be on this list.

Of course there's no definitive way for the moderators to tell if your project is being used by other people. Some indicators for this are the amount of stars, and the frequency of issues and pull requests.

Why does this list exist?

The idea for this list came from this thread. Kev was feeling burnt out about his project and was looking for someone to help him review submissions for the

And it's not just Kev. There are many projects out there struggling to stay alive. The goal of this list is to help these projects find people willing to do the "dirty work", so that the maintainers can finally get some rest.

I found a new maintainer. How should I proceed?

Awesome! We just made the open source ecosystem a bit better! 🎉🎊

To remove the listing on this page, simply close your issue in our GitHub repository. Our robot will then take care of cleaning up the confetti (I promise, he's getting paid well!).

Does this site track me?

We use a self-hosted instance of Plausible to track basic metrics for this site. Plausible is free and open source software, and all data lives on our own servers.

If you're interested, you can also take a look at our public dashboard!

I see a problem. How do I get in touch?

If you see a problem with this site that we should address, we encourage you to open an issue on GitHub. If you prefer to talk in private or want to leave some feedback, I'm happy to hear from you via e-mail.