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.

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

4 tips from growing a community grocery store

Open community, gardeners and food co-op
Tips for volunteer retention in open communities, from a software project to a co-op grocery store.Read more

Microsoft gets on board with open source

Ship sails in the sky
With news of Microsoft making the server side of .NET open source, we look at how the creation of the .NET foundation might foster open development...Read more

How do you envision better food in your neighborhood?

Our food system desperately needs change for the better. At Community Food Lab, we think critically and creatively about how this change can happen.Read more

Finding the sweet spot for data between privacy and open

Every municipality should have an open data champion. The City of Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina, is fortunate to have Jason Hare, an...Read more

Groupmuse founder tries something new for classical music performances

Sheet music with geometry graphic
Groupmuse founder Sam Bodkin is up to something big with an approach that will not only lead to a fresh appreciation of classical music, but also to...Read more

Is the business of FOSS really community software?

An important way to think about "community software" is that if free software represents the ethics and open source concerns represents the...Read more

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

We had a steady month in October on Opensource.com bringing in 406,842 page views and 234,521 unique visits. We published 81 articles including 16...Read more