Community management

Why working openly works (even when it's hard)

When I talk to college students who are working on their first open source projects, the message I emphasize over and over and (yes, one more time)...Read more

Top 5 open source community metrics to track

Measuring open source community project activities and contributors is vital for maintaining a healthy, active project. Here's 5 top metrics worth...Read more

3 reasons open source needs Open Badges

The Fedora Badges system is interoperable with Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure. Learn more about how Open Badges are democratic, open, and...Read more

Using Git and mailing lists time zones to find out where developers live

Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona shares a helpful tip for determining where an open source community lives.Read more

The new era of community

Open community, gardeners and food co-op
Nicole Engard summarizes Jono Bacon's keynote, The new era of community, at All Things Open 2015.Read more

A tool for tracking non-code GitHub contributions

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Katie McLaughlin tells us about octohat, a tool for keeping track of both code and non-code contributions to GitHub projects.Read more

The importance of face-to-face in the open source world

In his latest Six Degrees column, Jono Bacon discusses the intangible value of meeting in person.Read more

Common problems in open source communities (and how to solve them)

In her Texas Linux Fest keynote, Joan Touzet talked to us about how to improve our open source communities.Read more