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.

3 key elements that define every open source project

What truly defines any open source project, making it a unique entity that is different form all other open source projects? I would propose that...Read more

5 open source developers tell us how they got started

Do you remember what it was like when you first started out in open source? I recently asked a group of developers to recount what it was like for...Read more

Cultural knowledge needs to be more open

Subhashish Panigrahi is an educator and open source activist based in Bangalore, India. Find out more about his work in open source in this Community...Read more

Listen up! It's not all code and content

Robyn is an Operations Advocate for Elasticsearch, an end-to-end search and analytics platform. In this interview, she answers my questions about her...Read more

Puppet Labs community manager on setting expectations

The other side of community involvement in an open source project is the end users. It's hard to be a successful open source project if no one is...Read more

Open modular phone catches the eye of Google

Dave Hakkens is the founder of Phonebloks, an initiative that supports and pursues the creation of modular hardware for cellular phones to reduce...Read more

Highlights and editor's picks: February 2015 report

In January, Opensource.com set a new world record with 596,721 page views and 335,290 unique visits. We published 78 articles including eight posts...Read more

Winners of the Opensource.com 2015 Community Awards

Every year Opensource.com awards members of our community who have excelled in contributing and sharing stories about how open source is changing the...Read more