Six Degrees column

Every month Jono Bacon, leading community manager, shares thoughts and perspectives on the culture, communities, and trends in open source.

Much ado about communication

Much ado about communication
One of an open source project's first challenges is determining the best way for contributors to collaborate.Read more

The decline of GPL?

The decline of GPL?
Why has GPL license usage dropped dramatically? Jono Bacon proposes the change is due to increased growth in open source in business, and a...Read more

Unpicking the community leader

Unpicking the community leader
A story from Jono Bacon about why community leadership matters and why you should be sure to say thanks.Read more

Top open source conference picks for 2017

Top open source conference picks for 2017
Jono Bacon shares five open source conferences he recommends for 2017.Read more

How to create an internal innersource community

How to create an internal innersource community
A helpful primer from Jono Bacon if you are considering exploring innersource inside your organization.Read more

MOD Duo: Building an open source guitar stomp box

MOD Duo: Building an open source guitar stomp box
Some time ago the MOD Duo jumped onto my radar. In a nutshell, it is a guitar stomp box that comes loaded with different effects and sounds. Instead...Read more

To gamify or not to gamify community

To gamify or not to gamify community
This month we look at Ubuntu Accomplishments to learn how gamification can help onboard new community members.Read more

Advice for building a career in open source

Advice for building a career in open source
Experienced open source community leader Jono Bacon offers advice for building a career in open source.Read more