CodeSee, a developer platform that helps to understand codebase released OSS port, a platform connecting OSS projects to people, with tools to help developers overcome the barriers to taking on codebases.
The company also announced to have raised $3 million in seed funding, co-led by boldstart ventures and Uncork Capital, with participation from Precursor Ventures, DCVC, and Salesforce Ventures, along with several angel investors.
“Contributing to and maintaining open-source projects is hard no matter one’s level of dev expertise. OSS Port connects projects to people and eases codebase onboarding with CodeSee Maps. Maps will be forever-free to the OSS community—a commitment made by CodeSee leaders in support of open source innovation,” reads a company blog.
Maintainers can tag their projects to topics like ‘education’ and ‘social good’, so contributors can search, select, and quickly onboard to the projects that matter most to them.
OSS Port allows maintainers to provide contribution best practices, support guidance, and interactive visual walkthroughs of their codebase using CodeSee Maps. The company said it allows to visualise how proposed changes will impact the larger codebase, with features highlighting dependencies and insights to guide your decisions, which simply allows to review code logically, not alphabetically.