# Free Software## Running a Free Software projectAn outside contributor is someone who proposes a change to a FreeSoftware repository for which OpenCraft is the maintainer. They mayfix or report a bug, propose or implement a new feature. OpenCraftwelcomes and encourages such contributions, even though they may beunplanned and outside the roadmap. The [How to Run a Successful FreeSoftware Project](https://producingoss.com/) book covers everythingthere is to know and this section is only about OpenCraft specifics:* If, by chance, the contribution exactly matches an existing Xh ticket scheduled in the current sprint and not started, it essentially is an Xh gift to OpenCraft and is therefore worth Xh of review time. Because if it was not for the contribution an OpenCraft team member would have to do it and spend Xh anyways.* If that is not the case, for each contribution a dedicated ticket timeboxed to 1h can be created in the relevant cell, under the Contributions Epic.* If a firefight has time and is willing to, it is good to reply as soon as possible and schedule the ticket either to the upcoming sprint or to the current one if a firefighter has time, and inform the contributor of when to expect the review.