Low-quality contributors don't bring much other than noise: they are a net drain on resources because other good contributors have to take time away to support them. Everyone should come to the open source community with a desire to find solutions, and then we can work together. If some need... Read more
March report: Opensource.com had 547,663 page views and 322,326 unique visits in February. Read more about the best articles from February 2015.
Too many of us who work with open source software in our daily lives think of ourselves as users, people who merely take advantage of these tools without considering ourselves as an integral part of the development process. That's right. By working with an open source tool, you're automatically... Read more
Samsung's Guy Martin talks about strategies for getting involved with—and earning the respect of—an open source community.
What truly defines any open source project, making it a unique entity that is different form all other open source projects? I would propose that there are three key elements of any open source project that frame, define, and differentiate that project from all others: the code, the community, and... Read more
Subhashish Panigrahi is an educator and open source activist based in Bangalore, India. Find out more about his work in open source in this Community Spotlight from Opensource.com.
Robyn is an Operations Advocate for Elasticsearch, an end-to-end search and analytics platform. In this interview, she answers my questions about her role as part community manager, part developer advocate at this acclerating open source company. But, what is it exactly? Bascially, Elasticsearch is... Read more
The other side of community involvement in an open source project is the end users. It's hard to be a successful open source project if no one is using it! But aside from providing documentation and forums, how else can projects and users connect?
Dave Hakkens is the founder of Phonebloks, an initiative that supports and pursues the creation of modular hardware for cellular phones to reduce electronic waste (e-waste) and increase efficiency. In this interview, Dave shares the story of what brought him to this mission and what he believes the... Read more
In January, Opensource.com set a new world record with 596,721 page views and 335,290 unique visits. We published 78 articles including eight posts during our Careers in Open Source week.