Open source communities are often compared to gift economies. You participate. You solve shared problems. Others do the same. In many ways, you give to get.
I spoke on a panel at GE today with Chris Brogan, author of the book Trust Agents. After hearing Chris talk about building trust in online communities, it hit me that one of the biggest mistakes I've seen people make when trying to build communities online, even in the open source world, is that... Read more