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Opensource.com welcomes article proposals and submissions from subject matter users or experts, on a range of topics about open source.

Topics include but are not limited to open source software, hardware, projects, and practices. Articles on these topics are published throughout the year, and we also focus on specific series each month. Find out more from our online Editorial Calendar.

We do not accept or publish press releases, white papers, or paid content. We are happy to work with open source community members in a range of roles and with all levels of experience, with first-time writers, and non-native English speakers.

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Before you submit a draft, review our article submission and style guide for best practices. If you are writing a technical or how-to article, review our technical style guide. The Opensource.com team happily provides copy editing and lead images for your article. We also promote articles on our social media channels. To promote your article, review our tips for authors.

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