Community

The open source community is dynamic and growing. Our articles about community shares tips for getting new contributors, how to make newcomers feel welcome, how to encourage and support a healthy community, and more.

An open source celebration of one whimsical video game

We interview Bill Eager, author of EarthBound Text, a tool for fans of a video game that continues to delight two decades after its 1995 release.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

How open source helped one woman break into the tech industry

Open source on the seven seas
When society pushed her toward a job as an accountant, Victoria Martinez de la Cruz decided to forge her own path and pursue a career in IT.Read more

LibreOffice community achievements

LibreOffice plays an important function in the world, and one that spans beyond the mere function of an office suite. Let's look back at how...Read more

July review: Top 10 and editor's picks

July was an action-packed month with a record 114 articles published and 641,103 page views. Our community moderators contributed 39 articles—a...Read more

Opensource.com August preview

Preview on paper with coffee
What's up in August? A lot. Read on to learn more about our new community moderators, upcoming article series, calls for proposals, and where to find...Read more

10 top-notch community tools

Open community, gardeners and food co-op
Open source evangelist Jono Bacon provides some practical recommendations of tools you can use to build strong and empowered communities.Read more

Highlights and editor's picks: July 2015 report

We published 91 articles and had a record breaking traffic month in June. In this report, we highlight a few of the most popular articles that helped...Read more