So you're a small startup company, ready to go live with your
product, which you intend to distribute under an Open Source License.
Congratulations, you made a wise decision! Your developers have
been hacking away frantically, getting the code in good shape for
the initial launch. Now it's time to look into what else needs to
be built and setup, so you're ready to welcome the first members
of your new community and to ensure they are coming back!
Keep the following saying in mind, which especially holds true in
the Open Source world: "You never get a second chance to make
a first impression!". While the most important thing is of
course to have a compelling and useful product,
this blog post is an attempt to highlight some other aspects
about community building and providing the adequate
infrastructure. This insight is based on my own experiences and
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