About Opensource.com

About Opensource.com

What is Opensource.com?

Opensource.com publishes stories about creating, adopting, and sharing open source solutions. Join the Opensource.com community and learn more about how the open source way is improving technologies, education, business, government, health, law, entertainment, humanitarian efforts, and more.

Our history

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst announced the launch of Opensource.com in a January 24, 2010 post, 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 a month, and averaging 187,000 page views. In 2016, Opensource.com published an average of 95 articles a month, and in March the site surpassed 1-million page views for the first time. In October 2017, the site had more than 700,000 unique visitors and averaged 80 articles per month. How did the site hit these new milestones? The answer is simple: community.

More than 60% of Opensource.com content is contributed by members of open source communities, and additional articles are written by the editorial team and other Red Hat contributors. A small, international team of community moderators and the editorial team work closely with members of open source communities to curate, polish, publish, and promote open source stories from around the world.

Would you like to share your story on Opensource.com? To learn more, read 7 big reasons to contribute to Opensource.com.

Media and press inquiries

Note that we do not sell advertising or publish sponsored content on Opensource.com. All other inquiries can be sent to open@opensource.com.

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