Should I open source my personal project under personal or company Github account?

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Nov 19, 2018 10 Comments

I recently worked on a project outside of work that I want to open source.

I’ve already gotten approval for it from Salesforce. And I have the option to open source under my personal Github account or Salesforce’s Github account?

I feel like I might get more visibility under Salesforce account, but I’m not sure of other pros/cons.

Thoughts?

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  • Research Now / Eng
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    Research Now Eng

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    If the rule you followed brought you to this ..... of what use was the rule.
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    Personal. If you get suddenly fired you'll lose access to your github account (Something where they send verification email)
    Nov 19, 2018 2
    • Proofpoint / Eng foodtruckj
      I didn't think of this.
      Nov 19, 2018
    • Salesforce linkd list
      OP
      I’ll be using my own GitHub account even if the repo is under salesforce. What they could do is make the repo private.
      Nov 19, 2018
  • Apple KGHP41
    Whatever you do make sure it’s released under a permissive license like Apache. You won’t lose access if it’s licensed under a good OSS license. Make sure IP belongs to you because you did it in your spare time.
    Nov 19, 2018 2
    • Salesforce linkd list
      OP
      If I release under salesforce, it will need a salesforce license 😏
      Nov 19, 2018
    • Apple KGHP41
      No
      Nov 19, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng deadpan
    Personal account for sure. There is negligible upside to putting it in a company repo. If you want to use it to build your resume, you want it to be 100% yours.
    Nov 20, 2018 1
    • Apple / Eng yVcI11
      This. Worst case scenario you can always transfer the repo to Salesforce org later.
      Nov 20, 2018
  • Proofpoint / Eng foodtruckj
    Is the project gaining traction?
    If so, then nake a new website for it and serve ads on so you monetize on it as people come to visit your project to incorporate it into their own work. You will make enough with the ads to have a good 2nd income to retire early.

    If the project has potential but is dead with no little to no interest, the use Salesforce as your branding platform.

    Either way, this should go on your LinkedIn profile and write some posts on it so you can capitalize on it.
    Nov 19, 2018 1
    • Salesforce linkd list
      OP
      The project is private right now so no traction. And I’m not expecting it to get much traction after it goes public.

      My main goal is to use it as experience/advantage for next time I apply for jobs.
      Nov 19, 2018

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