Kevin is currently an Entreprenuer-in-Residence at OSS Capital. He writes weekly about the broader technology industry on Interconnected. He was previously General Manager of Global Strategy and Operations at PingCAP, a commercial open source company behind the NewSQL database TiDB. He frequently shares his writing on open source, community building, and business models on Twitter, LinkedIn.

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Focusing on metrics around community ownership and incentives can increase your odds of building a sustainable open source project.
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Community building is critical to the success of any open source project. Here's how to evaluate your community's health and strengthen it.
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Documentation quality can make the difference in people trying your project or passing it by.
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Marketing an open source project is mainly about education, and traditional marketing techniques do not apply.
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Here is a roadmap for turning a project into a commercial open source product.