Good Faith Collaboration

If collaboration is so great, why is it so difficult?
Collaboration is effective. Human survival depends on it, and great human achievements stand in testament. But anyone who has sat on a committee, organized a community, or led an open source software community knows it can be very difficult.
3 comments Posted 4 Oct 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
If collaboration is so great, why is it so difficult?
Collaboration is effective. Human survival depends on it, and great human achievements stand in testament. But anyone who has sat on a committee, organized a community, or led an open source software community knows it can be very difficult.
3 comments Posted 4 Oct 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
What differentiates Wikipedia from other reference books where you have no idea of the process that went into them is that the Wikipedia encyclopedia is an artifact of an active community. A large one, in fact, with about 41,000 contributors editing five or more times a month and 1,000 active... Read more
4 comments Posted 21 Oct 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
On Thursday, Oct 21, opensource.com will host a webcast with Joseph Reagle, a leading scholar and expert on Wikipedia's collaborative culture. He is also the author of the new book on the subject, “Good Faith Collaboration.”
1 comment Posted 19 Oct 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed
Wikipedia is among the world's most widely recognized examples of mass collaboration. Most people also know Wikipedia is open for anyone to contribute. But what does open mean? What are the rules? Who writes them? And how do they solve inevitable disputes over content?
5 comments Posted 21 Sep 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed