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The success of an open source project is strongly tied to the community that supports and contributes to it. Our community management articles explore common problems, solutions, and tactics to create vital, productive open source communities.

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Internet Relay Chat meetings can be a great way to move a project forward if you follow these best practices.

The things you learn maintaining an open source project aren't always what you expect.
Open community, gardeners and food co-op

Building community is tricky, delicate work. This video explains 10 of the most common mistakes organizations and leaders make when they try to do it.
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No matter how you say it, good communication is essential to strong open source communities.
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An inclusive community is a more creative and effective community. But how can you make sure you're accommodating the various personalities that call your community "home"?
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Plugins are an excellent way to get more people contributing code to your project.
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Learn the tasty way one open source meetup has evolved into a regular cooking meetup, too.
5 questions to answer before building a community

Understanding the different types of communities and how they can help your organization is the key to successful community-building.