If you are capable of contributing to open-source projects, then contribute to them…

The open-source community is particularly vulnerable to “the bystander effect.” The bystander effect is a social/ psychological phenomenon where individuals are less likely to help somebody in need when others are present. Everybody present thinks somebody else will step up and render assistance.

The best remedy for the bystander effect is simply awareness of its existence. You are now aware that it exists :) if you encounter a problem with an open-source library or framework, be the change you want to see. Don’t sit around waiting for someone else to resolve it.

This doesn’t always involve coding. It can be as simple as reporting the bug; or as much as researching possible solutions. Any little bit helps to make our shared digital world a better place.