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As software consumers, we've become spoiled with the number of choices there are when it comes to open source and freeware. There are so many technologies and vendors out there shouting for attention that you don't often have to look long to find a usable solution. When you're on the other side of the relationship, this means that consumers (in this case, developers) aren't necessarily going to come running because you released new software. You have to find a way to get their attention. One solution is to build, grow and sustain a community. By building an active community, you can enhance an open source project in several different ways: An actively engaged community can provide valuable feedback and can help the development team improve on features, or include ones they may not have considered. An active community can push forward the adoption of a project far... (more)