Community management

Managing beyond the organizational hierarchy with communities and social networks at Electronic Arts

Managing beyond the organizational hierarchy with communities and social network
How do you manage a very large, very complex organization that is geographically disbursed in many different countries around the world? You already...Read more

Open collaboration: living or dying by a community

Open collaboration: living or dying by a community
First of all, thank you. Yup, I was talking to you. People like me tend to get the credit when things go right, and the axe when things don’t, but in...Read more

New report: Communities of passion

New report: Communities of passion
There are innovative organizations that most of us find inspiring because on the inside, they're essentially passionate communities. But what do...Read more

A community of practice is more than a website

A community of practice is more than a website
A community of practice (CoP) is, according to cognitive anthropologists Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger , a group of people who share an interest, a...Read more

How is your organization faring in the war of control vs. freedom?

How is your organization faring in the war of control vs. freedom?
In October 1969, when experts at the US Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) connected the first two nodes of what has now...Read more

Free as in sake: The story of Koji

Koji is an open source build system. While many are familiar with Koji because of the Fedora Project's use of it, Koji is a generic system that is...Read more

Open source communities: A force multiplier

Open source communities
I'm a junior in high school and still learning what open source is all about. I recently visited Red Hat to find out more. Although it was my first...Read more

Research reveals value of gender diversity in open source communities

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Open source research often paints the community as a homogeneous landscape. I have collected stories from open source contributors to begin...Read more