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.

Kill extra brand names to make your open source project more powerful

Kill extra brand names to make your open source project more powerful
Every second you spend building a new brand is one you can't invest in building the greater brand.Read more

A template for creating open source contributor guidelines

A template for creating awesome contributor guidelines
Open source contributor guidelines should be easy to read, thorough, and friendly.Read more

Ultimate unconference survival guide

One of the most popular types of event are unconferences , and there are more and more of them cropping up all over the world. Find out how to make...Read more

When selling a site means selling a community

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In this two-part series, we examine the question, "What happens when selling a site means selling a community?" In Part 1, ownCloud CTO Frank...Read more

February 2016: Top 10 and editor's picks

For a short month, Opensource.com sure was action-packed. We look back at the highlights and top 10 articles.Read more

Opensource.com March preview

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Here's a look at what's coming up in our action-packed 31 days of March.Read more

Which open source personality type are you?

What's your open source personality type?
Pete Savage takes a look at the different types of open source contributors.Read more

January review and February highlights

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A look back at the most popular articles from our record-breaking January, and preview a few February highlights.Read more