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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.

Blue skies over the city of Paris France

Since 1998, LinuxFr.org has brought information about open source and free software to a French-speaking audience, says Benoît Sibaud.
Collaboration starts with communication amongst teams and across silos

Clearly defining roles and responsibilities is essential to effective open source community management. Here are some ways to help you organize.
Adoptoposs

This open source software helps you build a healthy team of co-maintainers so that no project gets left behind.
Teammates shaking hands and smiling in an office

Knowing what motivates people to contribute will help you foster an engaged community.
Women in computing and open source v5

Our current forced physical separation could generate innovations that actually bring our communities closer together.
community team brainstorming ideas

It's not just about subject matter expertise; leadership in the open source world requires special skills and processes.
Puzzle pieces coming together to form a computer screen

This yearly hackfest offers lessons that point toward a bright future for open source.
shapes of people symbols

If you have to do something three times, try to automate it.