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Feeding the Cloud: Advice to newcomers and veterans of the Free and Open Source software communities
excellent tips, eg Many potential contributors think they're not good enough to contribute to your project: invite them to do a specific task personally.
Validated backups give you the freedom to do what's needed.
Writing a library is a good way to enable cross-project collaboration.
For many newcomers, documentation is a gateway in the FOSS community.
opensource  programming  community 
november 2012 by gnat
Open Source community building: a guide to getting it right | VisionMobile :: blog
Open Source community building: a guide to getting it right - excellent advice - deserves to be widely read
#community  community  from twitter_favs
january 2011 by gnat
School partnerships
How the Science Learning Academy structured and lives its partnership with the Franklin Institute. The institutional exposure of having kids spend time in the museum is an opportunity not afforded by most partnerships. Jealous.
education  community  science 
april 2009 by gnat
What I've Learned from Hacker News
Probably the most important thing I've learned about dilution is that it's measured more in behavior than users. It's bad behavior you want to keep out more than bad people. User behavior turns out to be surprisingly malleable. If people are expected to behave well, they tend to; and vice versa.
february 2009 by gnat
Nasty as they wanna be? Policing
article on Heather Champ and the delicate nature of community policing in Flickr
people  management  flickr  community 
september 2008 by gnat
art and technology MAKE-style meetup
make  geek  community  art  technology  nz 
august 2008 by gnat
The Price of Anonymity: Our Principles?
Alex Russell contends that F/OSS projects need codes of conduct to make it clear that behaving like an ass is unacceptable. I agree. Those who disagree are babyeating cumchuggers.
gender  opensource  community 
july 2008 by gnat
Big Daily's 'Hyperlocal' Flop -
dangers of trying something new in a big org, unwillingness to cannibalize existing sales; prom should be big news
community  local  news  media  journalism  web 
june 2008 by gnat - Homepage
community generating "rules of thumb", and rating them. unsure what value there is to ignorant masses voting on whether 1 bushel of apples makes 3 gallons of cider is accurate
community  social  web 
january 2008 by gnat
CPAN Testers Statistics
awesome in its awesomeness. Graphs of how well people's modules work, leaderboard of which maintainers make the least smoke, etc.
perl  community  testing  statistics 
november 2007 by gnat
Neighbourhood Fix-It
from the mysociety folks
geo  community  social 
may 2007 by gnat

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