In 2010, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst announced the launch of Opensource.com in a post titled Welcome to the conversation on Opensource.com. He explained, "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." he wrote, adding, "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 per month, and in March 2016, Opensource.com surpassed 1-million page views for the first time. In 2019, Opensource.com averages more than 1.5 million page views and 90 articles per month.
A small, international team of staff editors and Community Moderators work closely with hundreds of contributors from around the world to curate, polish, publish, and promote open source stories.
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