Opensource.com acquired began eight years in the past with a pen and pad of paper. The holder of that pen went round asking these he knew one thing alongside the strains of: “What’s new in open source?” and “What open source story do you have to tell today?”
Eight years later, we’re nonetheless asking that query, and we’re getting much more solutions. Our readership has grown into the hundreds of thousands, and we’re publishing an open supply story—or two or three—day-after-day.
How it really works at this time
We know some open supply individuals—we had over 700 writers in 2017 (and over 200 model new authors). We meet individuals day-after-day—yow will discover us at varied open supply occasions yearly. And these individuals know different superb open supply individuals—you possibly can curate articles for us by sharing our how to write for Opensource.com web page along with your community.
The query we ask them is: “What cool open source thing do you have to share?”
We get in tales. We assist craft and edit drafts. We recommend headlines and provides suggestions. And, then we publish and do our greatest to share these unforgettable tales out to the world.
Read extra in our 2017 Year in Review.
What would you like?
One method we keep forward is by asking ourselves: “What do our readers want and what can our contributors give?” What we do that yr might be a mixture of what labored nicely the yr earlier than and our greatest guess of what our readers need this yr.
The lifeblood of what we do day-after-day at Opensource.com is our neighborhood.
If you are a part of any open supply challenge, you recognize all too nicely how essential the people who find themselves a part of making that factor work… the relationships, the synergies (sure, I mentioned it), the debates, the circulate and sharing of concepts… proper all the way down to the way it’s all organized and run. Opensource.com is a dwelling, respiratory open supply neighborhood that is consistently taking inventory of how we’re organized, how we’re speaking, and the output of the work we’re doing. Does it work? Does it make sense? Is it serving to?
We imagine so.
One method we’re organized is by our writers and contributors. Our pals. At the best stage of involvement, we’ve got our editors and Community Moderators. These people preserve the lights on. Then, in case you contribute 4 or extra articles a yr, you are routinely inducted into our Contributor Club. We’ve additionally acquired a number of methods anybody can get entangled with simply the press of a button: If you’ve got by no means written for us earlier than and wish to pitch an concept or get our suggestions, ship us a message via our editorial webform. After the primary time you write for us, you will be invited to affix our Writer’s List e mail group to get, hash out, and agency up your subsequent article concept.
It’s all about you.
Opensource.com goals to be a mirrored image of the superb work, initiatives, and folks in open supply at this time. If you’ve got acquired one thing to say, pitch, or add to the nice factor we have got occurring right here, drop us a remark or e mail.