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.

Measuring the performance of a community manager

In an open organization, measuring performance for particular roles like community managers may not be straightforward, especially when comparing...Read more

5 reasons wikis rock for documentation

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The best documentation is what actually gets written, so always favor a wiki over no documentation at all.Read more

Nethserver's robust open source community drives innovation

Nethserver community manager Alessio Fattorini shares how he engages his open source community and talks about what's on the horizon for the project.Read more

The benefits of building an open infrastructure

Having an infrastructure that's open source and maintained by the community has many benefits. In this guide, Elizabeth Joseph details how and why it...Read more

Dedicated to documentation (a call for proposals)

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Writers wanted for a new Opensource.com column dedicated to documentation, including best practices, case studies, projects that need help from the...Read more

RTFM? How to write a manual worth reading

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Patience and empathy are the basis of good documentation, much as they are the basis for being a decent person. Here's a how-to for creating better...Read more

Highlights and editor's picks: May 2015 report

Opensource.com closed out the month of April with a total of 612,553 page views and set a new page views per day record of 20,418. Also, our team...Read more

What I learned managing an open source CMS project

When we first started there were just two of us, but as the months have progressed we've seen our contributors list begin to grow. It got me thinking...Read more