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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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This yearly hackfest offers lessons that point toward a bright future for open source.
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If you have to do something three times, try to automate it.
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Community building is critical to the success of any open source project. Here's how to evaluate your community's health and strengthen it.
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Making new contributors feel welcome in your community is essential to your project's future, so it's important to put time and attention into onboarding them.
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Why is burnout so prevalent in open source communities, and what can we do about it?
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Everyone should be empowered to use whatever software they wish, regardless of platform.
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Corporate constituencies are interested in finding out the business value of open source communities. Find out how to answer key questions with the right metrics.
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Want to speak at an open source conference? Here are a few tips to get started.