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About the OpenSSF Blog

The primary goal of the OpenSSF Blog is to provide informative and educational content about open source software security to the wider open source community, demonstrate thought leadership, share important milestones, and highlight the value of getting involved in the work of OpenSSF.

Blog Guidelines

We aim to keep OpenSSF blog posts short and focused on what’s newsworthy, what’s cool, and what’s important to our community. We encourage links to source material for longer descriptions and deeper dives. Content should be presented in a conversational way that provides insight from the author’s expertise and perspective.

Topic Area: Stick to topics directly relevant to open source software security

Tone: Friendly, yet authoritative with a preference for first person voice

Word Count: average of 300 – 900 words

Style: Focus on readability. Write for the non-expert. Spell out acronyms upon first use. Break content into easily digestible parts with headings.

Attribution: Identify author(s) and affiliations. When possible, try to have authors from multiple organizations to demonstrate breadth of support and collaboration

Intent: No sales pitches please. While it is ok to highlight the work of an individual company, it should remain balanced and not be at the expense of others. Blogs exclusively about a for-profit-company’s products or services will not be accepted

Images: Relevant graphics like charts, graphs, and photos are encouraged

Submission Process

If you’d like to suggest a topic area or volunteer to write a post, send Jennifer Bly an email at jbly@linuxfoundation.org with your name, topic, and few lines describing the post you’d like to write. We’ll let you know if we think your topic would be a good fit for our blog. You may use the template below to get started.

Topic Proposal Template:

  • Topic:
  • Objective:
  • Headline:
  • Author(s) (Name, Title, Organization):
  • 1-3 Key Points:
  • Call to Action:
  • Value to Community:
  • Target Publish Date:
  • Graphic(s):

Next Steps:

Once topic is approved, draft and submit blog post. The review process for blog posts is generally 2-3 weeks using a shared Google document to capture inputs and make suggestions. Once the author has approved the final post, OpenSSF Marketing will schedule and publish the blog; provide author with the link; share with members and on OpenSSF social media channels. Don’t forget to share with your own networks too!

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