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The My Open Source Story series is a collection of personal stories about how community members got started using open source software or contributing to open source projects, and which tools are favorites. My Open Source Story was inspired by our popular My Linux Story series.
New contributors have a special place in our hearts at Opensource.com because they help us share a diverse mix of stories from communities and projects around the world. You may not identify as a writer, but we can help. Writing for us is a lot easier than you might think—even if English is your second language or you've never been published before.
Most Open Month highlights new contributors, kicks off My Open Source Story series — an introduction to the series, by Jen Wike Huger
A look at Battle for Wesnoth's current game development strategy — by new writer David Carollo
Why and how to plan lightning talks — by new writer Jos Poortvliet
An Arduino-powered My Little Pony donation box — by new writer
Geriatric Linux: How an 'old geezer' came to terms with computers — by new writer Emery Fletcher, part of our My Linux Story series
A tool for tracking non-code GitHub contributions — by new writer Katie McLaughlin
How a love for open source led to the first Ubuntu magazine — by new writer Ronnie Tucker, part of our My Open Source Story series
Community shares #MyOpenStory on Twitter — about our social media campaign, by Alex Sanchez
Sonic Pi uses code to compose a dance party — by new writer Lakshmanan G
Linux is about choice, control, and learning something new — by new writer Tony Maro, part of our My Linux Story series