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Optimizing the front door (your website) for your open source project

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An open source project’s website is the main gateway for potential users and contributors to learn about your project, and it assists existing community members to contribute to the project. But it has to do it right. Does your website clearly present your project, its goals and status, and assist your community members to efficiently communicate with each other? Is it attracting new contributors?

This article, based on the oVirt community site development, shares areas to pursue for producing a community website.

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