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In March, we announced the 2015 Open Source Yearbook PDF. The yearbook has already been downloaded more than 3,500 times since then. Stay tuned: In April, we'll announce details about the print version of the yearbook.

Calls for article proposals

The deadline for proposals for our April Open Science series has been extended until April 4th, and drafts are due April 8.

We're also gathering articles for an Impostor Syndrome series. If you have a story to share or advice for conquering impostor syndrome, submit your articles ideas by Wednesday, April 13th.

Proposals for our upcoming Open Hardware series are due by April 22, and if you'd like to be included in our Open Source in Entertainment series, send your ideas to us by May 20.

Submit your story ideas, and see our editorial calendar and columns for additional writing opportunities. We've rounded up 7 big reasons to contribute to Got questions? Email us at

Are you organizing a 2016 open source conference or event? Be sure to add it to our community calendar.

What's up on The Open Org

On April 21, The Open Organization channel will host another #OpenOrgChat. This live Twitter chat will focus on the theme "Open Organizations on Main Street." See our 2016 #OpenOrgChat Twitter Chat Schedule for more details.

Where to find us

If you have questions, you can find us on Freenode IRC at, or email us at

Will you be at OpenStack Summit in Austin later this month? If so, Jason Baker and I hope to see you there.

About the author

Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is the Developer Program managing editor at Red Hat, and a former community architect and editor for In the past, she worked as the community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat; a freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User; and as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine and...