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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Understanding opensource.com

28-Jan-10

This week saw opensource.com kicked out of the nest and told to fly.  I’ve been watching some of the discussion around it and have some comments about a bit of confusion some folks are having.   Please pass this along. What I see here is a new type of discussion … … one where our experiences […]

Contributor CV and recommendations

28-Jan-10

Listening to a call about the cool stuff our Community Architecture team is doing with education (such as POSSE and opensource.com/education), I had an idea.  Is it a simple idea?  Yes.  An elegant idea?  So far. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Contributor_CVs It’s an opt-in system to track an individual’s contributions and recommendations from others within the Fedora Project community.  […]

Community Leadership Summit up on the westside

07-Jan-10

CLS West is happening this Saturday 9 January at DeVry University in Daly City.  I’ll be there all day, talking about catalyzing and community and stuff, then giving an Ignite talk at a closed-door event. This is a follow-up to the successful CLS that occurred before the last OSCON in San Jose.  The idea was […]

Irony of ability – how less helps you do more

05-Jan-10

Just wanted to highlight this interesting article, talking about an English professor at Oklahoma City University who has Lou Gehrig’s disease.  She teaches her class via video conference, and of necessity has learned a new approach of listening and letting students lead the discussion: Taught by a Terrible Disease This interested me for several reasons. […]