open source community

The importance of face-to-face in the open source world

In his latest Six Degrees column, Jono Bacon discusses the intangible value of meeting in person.Read more

How open source helped one woman break into the tech industry

Open source on the seven seas
When society pushed her toward a job as an accountant, Victoria Martinez de la Cruz decided to forge her own path and pursue a career in IT.Read more

Making collaboration sustainable

Open sourcing, Jim Whitehurst says, is different from crowdsourcing is several ways, not least of which is its tendency to reciprocate—and often...Read more

Measuring the performance of a community manager

In an open organization, measuring performance for particular roles like community managers may not be straightforward, especially when comparing...Read more

What does an adult look like in an open source community?

We all have the facile answer, but the more interesting question when you're at the summit is, "What is an adult in the context of a community?" Red...Read more

ScrollBack, a refreshing new community management tool

ScrollBack is a new, open source community management tool that aspires to offer the extensive reach of social media, the engagement and archival...Read more

5 open source developers tell us how they got started

Do you remember what it was like when you first started out in open source? I recently asked a group of developers to recount what it was like for...Read more

10 entry points to tech (for girls, women, and everyone)

Woman sitting in front of her laptop
Getting started with contributing to open source can be tricky, so the following is a list of suggestions I have as a women in the community for...Read more