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.

On the hunt for the right open source project?

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How to evaluate yourself, including your skills and time, before jumping into an open source project. Then, how to evaluate an open source project...Read more

Community at the speed of light: Best practices for the new era of open source

Ansible shares some of their community practices, which have helped to make Ansible remarkably successful in generating participation in a relatively...Read more

The quickest way to build mini-champions for IT in your organization

Building community in the IT department with a "thank you."Read more

Top 5 articles of the week: Open source tasks, open data apps, and open source in education

The top five articles from Opensource.com published during the week of September 8 - 12, 2014.Read more

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

We had a record setting August on Opensource.com, bringing in 425,018 page views and 241,393 unique visits. We published 81 articles including 10...Read more

Earning a living from open source software

Nitish began sharing his stories with us on open source in May this year. Then, he wrote another one in June and July. In his first article, he...Read more

5 ways to boost community engagement

30 community managers list techniques they use to foster community engagement, 5 key ways are highlighted by Opensource.com community manager Jason...Read more

Linux Foundation offers new certification, Mesos comes to Google, and more

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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we share news on virtual certifications from the Linux Foundation, Mesosphere partnering with...Read more