How to measure the health of your community, identify problems, and track progress towards your goals.
The open source world pioneered the use of digital badges to reward skills, achievements, and to signal transparency and openness. Scientific journals should apply open source methods, and use digital badges to encourage transparency and openness in scientific publications.
The Xen Project community had such a decision to make in the wake of the XSA-7 security issue about the project's security policy. Learn about how they handled making a community decision without reaching a consensus.
FOSS conferences are full of talks about how to improve your code, or how you manage your code, or what the latest and greatest languages and tools are. But a successful open source project is about more than good code.
Experienced open source community leader Jono Bacon offers advice for building a career in open source.
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 compare. We started with the Egyptian cubit and the Mediterranean traders' grain in the 3rd millennium BC. Today we have clicks per second, likes, app... Read more
OpenWest has reached the size of 1500 attendees without having to import attendees or big name speakers, relying purely on its regional tech communities.
How can your mission-driven organization develop its mission openly? Chris Grams explains.
A common piece of advice thrown around in tech circles is to "get involved," but what does that mean, exactly?
Open source communities can be very friendly places, but there are right and wrong ways to ask for help.