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.

Marathon communities like open source communities

In 490 BC the Greek army defeated the first Persian invasion at the battle of Marathon . Legend says that the courier Pheidippides was dispatched to...Read more

Iron Man costume made on the shoulders of giants

Jeremy Hansen Iron Man costume
In this interview with Jeremy Hansen, software engineer and web developer at Red Hat, we explore his hobby for cosplay (short for costume play) and...Read more

Has the time come to rebrand open source?

Free and open source software
Robert Lindh is keen to start a conversation about how others fair when selling FOSS solutions and whether its time to re-brand open source? He...Read more

On a quest for a new logo and open design at Mozilla

Being open is part of Mozilla's DNA. It's not just the code, and Mozilla has opened up its design process to its community. In this interview, Art...Read more

Elasticsearch director tells us how the magic happens

Leslie Hawthorn is a well known figure in open source and chances are you've heard or attended one of her talks. Prior to her talk at the All Things...Read more

Open source as second nature to this project leader

Heiko Rupp, a contributor to Opensource.com and Principal Software Engineer and Project Lead for the RHQ project at Red Hat, shares with us in this...Read more

Opensource.com September 2014 report: Top 10 articles and site stats

We set another new record in September on Opensource.com bringing in 426,888 page views and 236,208 unique visits. We published 78 articles including...Read more

Jazz is the music of open source

Jazz jam sessions are improvisation sessions in which musicians get together to play in a creative and relaxed environment, much like open source...Read more