If you're looking for a few immediately useful actions for community building, here are 50 that might help.
Question: How do you get more developers to contribute to a free and open source software project? Contribution is the lifeblood of a FOSS community Without contributions the community can’t grow beyond the initial project founders. People don’t just show up ready to work. They very likely start... Read more
Open source software is not only about programming code. There exist a vast amount of different organizational structures that facilitate the development and diffusion of open source software. In this article, I explain the main types of organizations within the open source community.
As an organization or even individual there always seem to be questions when considering whether or not to make your project or code snippet open source. Many times, it starts with trying to figure out which license to use. But there are many other things to consider. We derived a list for you the... Read more
JQooBe is a platform that allows users to create simple blogs, websites, and advanced applications within a community. It is developed in PHP, Ajax, and MySQL. I talked with Federico Pilia, one of the founders of JQooBe, about why this platform is different from other content management systems.
One of the keys to a successful open data portal is to make it useful for the end user. Citizens and developers should be able to understand data sets without needing a PhD. I've been following the progress of Raleigh, North Carolina's open data initiative, which launched a beta of their data.... Read more
Brothers Aleksander and Bård Farstad founded eZ Systems with a strong belief in open source in 1999. At that time, there were no scalable open source business models, so they developed and pioneered their own while developing eZ Publish, an Enterprise Content Management System. Their vision was: an... Read more
April Fools' Day is not a national holiday, so no, you don't get to stay at home and play with your Raspberry Pi or read Hacker News all day. But, you do get to the opportunity to join a community of pranksters around the globe who will invariably succeed in some knee-slapping, good humor.
Opensource.com has added a new feature for listing open source events, and because we like to think big, our goal is to be the premier listing. Are you planning, hosting, speaking at, or going to an open source conference in 2013? Submit it to the calendar. Are you part of a user group (i.e. a... Read more
The opensource.com team is happy to announce the addition of four new community moderators to our team. You've probably read some of their articles on the site. And because they are so passionate about doing things the open source way and sharing their stories, we've upgraded their open source... Read more