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  • Before GitHub I mostly lurked. I would grab code out of cvs, svn, etc., compile it, fix anything that went wrong for me, and rarely send a patch back. Doing a proper diff, tracking down the right email address to send it to, writing the email, etc. was too much work and I always assumed that if I had the problem then someone else would also have the problem and would jump through the hoops. Now that I have GitHub I fork projects I am compiling and if I have to make a change it is as easy as git add file, git commit -m "foo", git push, and then hitting GitHub and sending out a pull request.

    The great benefit of Git is that I don't have to ask for a commit bit, and my changes are local to me only and the maintainer can decide if my fix is good enough or necessary.