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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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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.
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Internet Relay Chat meetings can be a great way to move a project forward if you follow these best practices.
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The things you learn maintaining an open source project aren't always what you expect.
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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.