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.

7 tips for bringing open source to networking

7 tips for bringing open source to networking
Jay Turner gives tips for attracting and maintaining an open source community around networking.Read more

Ask Safia: How do I move from a proprietary software background into open source?

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This month Safia answers questions about how to move from a proprietary software background into open source, and how to pick a license for a new...Read more

5 keys to hacking your community. What works?

5 keys to hacking your community. What works?
One of the many great keynotes given at the Community Leadership Summit ( CLS ) this year was by Rod Martin of Mautic , creator of marketing...Read more

4 ways to share power, not hoard it

4 ways to share power, not hoard it
Tessa Mero and Guy Martin kick off CLS 2016 with how to lead an open source project and how to select the right tools for the culture.Read more

Top 10 and editor's picks: April review

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We look back at our top articles and must-reads from April and other highlights.Read more

How new communication technologies are affecting peer-to-peer engagement

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For more than thirty years, Ron McFarland has watched firms negotiate relationships to new communication technologies. Here's what he's learned about...Read more

Ask Safia: How do I unite similar open source projects?

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Dear Safia, I work in a research laboratory facility and I've developed some open source tools to interact with research equipment. After doing some...Read more

Long live print! Open Source Yearbook print editions now available

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Last month we announced the free 2015 Open Source Yearbook PDF. We're excited to unveil the 2015 Open Source Yearbook print editions, which are now...Read more