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.

The A to Z list of writing topics for Opensource.com

A-Z writing topics for Opensource.com
From A to Z, the topics that we're looking for on Opensource.com.Read more

The Opensource.com preview for August

The Opensource.com preview for August
Announcing our upcoming Back to School series in August and our Open source worldwide series in September, plus print editions of Jim Whitehurst's...Read more

Why you should avoid vanity metrics and measure what matters

Penguins photo
Metrics. Measures. How high? How low? How fast? How slow? Ever since the dawn of humankind, we've had an innate and insatiable desire to measure and...Read more

The largest community FOSS conference you never heard of: OpenWest

The largest community FOSS conference you never heard of: OpenWest
OpenWest has reached the size of 1500 attendees without having to import attendees or big name speakers, relying purely on its regional tech...Read more

4 keys to developing your mission or values openly

4 keys to developing your mission or values openly
How can your mission-driven organization develop its mission openly? Chris Grams explains.Read more

Tips for managing your project's issue tracker

Tips for managing your project's issue tracker
Issue-tracking systems are important for many open source projects. Learn how to optimize yours.Read more

The benefits of getting involved in tech communities

Great Wide Open 2016 lightning talks: Ginny Ghezzo
A common piece of advice thrown around in tech circles is to "get involved," but what does that mean, exactly?Read more

How not to get help in open source

How NOT to get help in open source
Open source communities can be very friendly places, but there are right and wrong ways to ask for help.Read more