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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.

How to create an internal innersource community

A helpful primer from Jono Bacon if you are considering exploring innersource inside your...
How to throw a tarball over the wall

Learn about the costs, motivations, and requirements for making your software open source.
How to measure your community's health

How to measure the health of your community, identify problems, and track progress towards your...
5 steps for making community decisions without consensus

The Xen Project community had such a decision to make in the wake of the XSA-7 security issue about...
If you build it, they won't come: Why your project needs better marketing

FOSS conferences are full of talks about how to improve your code, or how you manage your code, or...
Advice for building a career in open source

Experienced open source community leader Jono Bacon offers advice for building a career in open...
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Metrics. Measures. How high? How low? How fast? How slow? Ever since the dawn of humankind, we've...
Tips for managing your project's issue tracker

Issue-tracking systems are important for many open source projects. Learn how to optimize yours.