Submit your story

Submit your story

Articles on Opensource.com

Opensource.com takes article submissions and welcomes inquires about open source software, open source hardware, or open methodologies. Our mission is to tell the stories of how open source is being used at an organization or in a community.

We do not accept or publish articles about product releases or company promotions. We publish feature and news stories.

How to get started

Please send our editorial staff a message or submit your article by email to: osdc-admin@redhat.com.

Send us a message

If you are interested in getting the word out about your open source project, but have not yet written a story or article, let's get things started by sending us a message:

  • Who are you? What do you do?
  • What is your project? Who does it matter to? Why does it matter to them?
  • What is your contact info?

Submit your article

If you have a draft of your story or an article written, submit it for review:

  • Read and adhere to our submission and style guide.
  • Articles are typically between 500 - 1000 words, but other lengths will be considered.
  • Include your Opensource.com account username (create an account here).
  • Our editorial staff will review your submission and respond with next steps. We will provide copy editing services as well as revisions as needed. We strive to work with writers to create an article to best fit our readers and all changes are reviewed and approved by the author prior to publishing.
  • When an article is ready for publication, it will typically be published within 2-3 weeks of the final revision.

Licensing

  • All content on Opensource.com is licensed under Creative Commons ShareAlike. If you do not wish to license your work in the same way, please note your preference.

Become a contributor

Become a monthly contributor

If you have successfully published an article on Opensource.com, consider becoming a monthly contributor.

  1. Email your request to become a monthly contributor to osdc-admin@redhat.com.
  2. Include your username and the reasons why you would like to contribute montly and what topics you'd like to cover.
  3. The Opensource.com editorial team will contact you with next steps.

Community Moderator program

As an established monthly contributor, you may be eligible for to become a Community Moderator.