About Opensource.com

Opensource.com is a premier, daily publication focused on open source and Linux tutorials, stories, and resources.

We're a diverse and inviting group, made up of staff editors, Correspondents, contributors, and readers. We value differences in skills, talents, backgrounds, and experiences. There are a few different ways to get involved as a reader or a writer.

History of Opensource.com

In 2010, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst announced the launch of Opensource.com in a post titled Welcome to the conversation on Opensource.com

This site is one of the ways in which Red Hat gives something back to the open source community. Our desire is to create a connection point for conversations about the broader impact that open source can have—and is having—even beyond the software world. All ideas are welcome, and all participants are welcome. This will not be a site for Red Hat, about Red Hat. Instead, this will be a site for open source, about the future.

By 2013, Opensource.com was publishing an average of 46 articles every month, and in March 2016, Opensource.com surpassed 1-million reads for the first time. In 2020, Opensource.com is read by 2 million people across the globe.

As of April 2023, Opensource.com's daily publication is no longer supported by Red Hat.