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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.

8 ways to get your swag on

Food for thought when producing swag and celebrating the great work of your community around the...
Using Pirate Metrics to measure success of open source projects

How do you measure your open source community's success? Gaby Fachler explains why you might want...
A 5-step plan for making sure new contributors have a positive experience

You've got your first swing at the project up on GitHub; you've been promoting it and have some new...
5 keys to hacking your community. What works?

One of the many great keynotes given at the Community Leadership Summit ( CLS ) this year was by...
4 ways to share power, not hoard it

Tessa Mero and Guy Martin kick off CLS 2016 with how to lead an open source project and how to...
Conflict resolution: A primer

Experienced people manager, Jono Bacon shares his process and tips for conflict resolutions on...
Ask Safia postcard of a pier and water

Dear Safia, I work in a research laboratory facility and I've developed some open source tools to...
How the science of happiness can improve OpenStack teams

In this interview, OpenStack Summit speaker Alexis Monville explains how contributors can increase...