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Open sourcing, Jim Whitehurst says, is different from crowdsourcing is several ways, not least of which is its tendency to reciprocate—and often multiply—community efforts. But open sourcing requires a new mindset.
In an open organization, measuring performance for particular roles like community managers may not be straightforward, especially when comparing those roles to others with more defined success metrics, goals, and outcomes.
We all have the facile answer, but the more interesting question when you're at the summit is, "What is an adult in the context of a community?" Red Hat founder Bob Young once said that a community is nothing more than a group of people with something in common, and he's right. There's nothing... Read more
ScrollBack is a new, open source community management tool that aspires to offer the extensive reach of social media, the engagement and archival abilities of forums, and the interactive and real time experience of chat.
Do you remember what it was like when you first started out in open source? I recently asked a group of developers to recount what it was like for them and what prompted them to start contributing to open source in the first place. Each has worked professionally as a developer for a range of 3 to... Read more
Getting started with contributing to open source can be tricky, so the following is a list of suggestions I have as a women in the community for other women and girls out there to make it easier.
Empathy provides the crucial bridge that allows for the understanding of situations different than your own. That sense of community fosters open source because community implies inclusiveness and connectivity, two hallmarks of the open source mindset.
While the open source community is filled with some of the most talented minds in the world, fresh perspectives from the next generation of developers is essential to the continued pioneering spirit of open source projects. Such an injection of youthful enthusiasm lends new creative blood to the... Read more
Since the launch last June of Mozilla Science Lab, we’ve been working to unpack what science on the web and like the web means, and what Mozilla can do to support it.
I’ve been using Drupal, an open source content management system (CMS), for the websites I manage for over four years now. Though there may be some quirks in working with an open source product, I cannot imagine doing it any other way. Hesitations people may have when considering whether to use an... Read more