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.

Highlights and Editor's Pick 6: December 2014 report

Opensource.com garnered 547,016 page views and 308,112 unique visits in December 2014. We published 77 articles and had numerous posts highlighting...Read more

10 entry points to tech (for girls, women, and everyone)

Woman sitting in front of her laptop
Getting started with contributing to open source can be tricky, so the following is a list of suggestions I have as a women in the community for...Read more

Top 20 open source stories in 2014

What an outstanding year for open source and the Opensource.com community! We shared more than 800 stories on how the open source way is changing our...Read more

5 community managers give their biggest tip for 2015

Community managers from TYPO3, Puppet Labs, Bonitasoft, Elasticsearch, and Nethserver share their advice and tips from 2014 around community...Read more

My life in open source, and the mentors who led the way

Rich Bowen, has worked on the Apache http server for almost 20 years now and serves as a board member and the Executive Vice President. He says that...Read more

Top 10 articles, stats, and editor's picks: November 2014 report

For the fourth month in a row, we've had over 400k page views each month on Opensource.com. We saw another steady month in November, which garnered...Read more

How four students are changing online donations with CommuniGift

Giving back to a community is the ultimate gift. Whether it's code, documentation, bug reporting, project management, designing, or a financial...Read more

8 ways to contribute to open source without writing code

Open source projects are ecosystems and need more than code to be successful, here are eight ways to participate in an open source project.Read more