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Mozilla cares for community with educational resources

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Find out how Mozilla utilizes open education resources (OERs) to improve and increase participation in their communities.Read more

Leveraging the power of academia in your open source project

When academia and open source collaborate, everybody wins. Open source projects get new contributors, professors get students with more knowledge and...Read more

5 ways to answer questions the open source way

The end result of your efforts will be a gradual increase in the number of like-minded people willing and able to help share the burden of providing...Read more

OpenSpecimen streamlines management of biospecimen data

When the National Cancer Institute funded caTissue’s development, it also managed the community, maintaining code, documentation, and forums. When...Read more

A practical guide to cult(ure) of DevOps: Steps to reduce gossip

There is no easy path to building trust between yourself and others. There is no gigantic easy button that you can push and–presto!–everyone trusts...Read more

Firing community members

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Low-quality contributors don't bring much other than noise: they are a net drain on resources because other good contributors have to take time away...Read more

Highlights and editor's picks: March 2015 report

March report: Opensource.com had 547,663 page views and 322,326 unique visits in February. Read more about the best articles from February 2015.Read more

Be a responsible open source user

Too many of us who work with open source software in our daily lives think of ourselves as users, people who merely take advantage of these tools...Read more