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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.

Everything I know about open source I learned from SpaceX

Five lessons from the spectacular Falcon Heavy launch for people working on open source projects.
Why building a community is worth the extra effort

Building the NethServer community was risky. But we've learned so much about the power of working...
Asynchronous decision-making: Helping remote teams succeed

Better communication with fewer meetings isn't a pipe dream. Here's how asynchronous decision-...
Overcoming challenges when building great global communities

Global open source communities often face language barriers, cultural differences, and other...
Create better content with a kanban board

Card sorting with a kanban board sets up your content to give users the information they're looking...
Kittens spilling milk

With the right approach, anyone can contribute to open source. Even a cat.
Managing casual contributors to open source projects

Try these strategies to better utilize contributions from your project's episodic volunteers.
The rise of open source—and the decline of selfishness?

Studies show that the emerging workforce has a renewed focus on purpose. What does that trend mean...