What to write about on Opensource.com in 2023

Happy New Year. Make 2023 the year to share your open source story.
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As we start 2023, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what the last few years have brought to us. The pandemic has brought us closer together globally. Conferences and meetings moved to virtual platforms lowering the geographic barrier to participating and collaborating. Many of us moved to remote work and embraced asynchronous communication with our teams. We have met people across the globe whom we would have never had the privilege to meet.

Open source helped forge the way for inclusive platforms and really helped to create that world stage.

Sowing the seeds of open source

Much like our unofficial logo, the dandelion, we are looking to spread the seeds of open source. We can blow the seeds organically like the wind, but also intentionally by blowing the seeds in a deliberate direction. We welcome articles about open source, open culture, and open practice from all open source practitioners.

Our readers continue to be interested in stories about open source. They love to know about the hows, the whys, and what solutions open source can bring to their lives.

We foresee some of these as being popular topics for 2023:

Along with all of those brilliant topics, I’d also love to broaden the scope of topics to also include:

  • Open hardware
  • PHP
  • Accessibility in digital assets
  • What do you love the most about open source?
  • How are you addressing DEI?
  • And, of course, we’d love to hear about your favorite open source project.

End-of-year 2022 stats

2022 was a year of growth and change in many ways. Here are our year-end stats at a glance:

  • 1.5 million monthly readers
  • More than 500 articles published
  • 117 new authors
  • 17 correspondents
  • 18 authors inducted into the Contributor Club

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AmyJune is an experienced community manager, mentor, public speaker, and inclusion advocate. While her roots are in Drupal, she also contributes regularly to the Linux and Accessibility communities.

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I would just add open source artificial intelligence (large language models), like Stable Diffusion.

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