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Stop searching for projects and start searching for bugs

Stop searching for projects and start searching for bugs
A Mozilla contributor shares her big list of resources for finding good bugs in open source projects.Read more

How not to get help in open source

How NOT to get help in open source
Open source communities can be very friendly places, but there are right and wrong ways to ask for help.Read more

What is open source? Licensing, history, and more

Beginners to Open Source, code background
Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Gina Likins from Red Hat at the 2015 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC): South...Read more

Challenges help developers get started with other projects

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Victoria got started contributing to other projects with a pull request challenge to open source projects on GitHub.Read more

11 ways to get involved with Humanitarian FOSS

Humanitarian open source software, outreached hand
Lending a digital hand for humanitarian projects is just a click away. Whether you have five minutes or a few hours, you can make a difference with a...Read more

Beginners to Open Source series begins next week

Beginners to Open Source, code background
Next week, Opensource.com will begin publishing a series on Beginners to Open Source. This collection of articles will live as a resource that anyone...Read more

Beginners in Open Source announced: Call for writers

Beginners to Open Source theme: Hello World on bread
Beginners in Open Source articles will be published between February 16 - 27. If you would like to contribute an article to Beginners in Open Source...Read more

Book of fun and easy electronics projects

Arduino open electronics
"When you go to a store and buy an electronic gizmo, does it ever occur to you that you could make one yourself? Or even that it would be FUN to make...Read more