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Thinking about an audiocast for The Open Source Way

06-May-11

OK, so we’ve got this interesting, upstream, canonical, referenceable community to write cleverly and talk about the principles of the open source way. Also, hey, let’s gather some details on how to implement these principles! But *yawn*, pardon me, even a genius can’t make that prose very interesting. It needs some stories. A big part […]

A checklist for organizing a community

18-Apr-11

This is something that The Open Source Way has needed for a while, some checklists to follow when seeing where you are in implementing the various principles. Since the principles meld the narrative a bit, there may be a few checklist items in one principle. Also, a short checklist is just plain easier to follow, […]

Banner mistake for The Open Source Way website

19-Feb-11

One of the goals of writing a community how-to book was to write it by a community using the methods described in the book. This includes using 100% free and open source software to create and maintain the book, do the work of the community, and run the web presences. Of course, the source for […]

Running a student contributing program the open source way

16-Sep-10

This is a very exciting opportunity where free and open source software (FOSS) and other organizations meet for mutual benefit and the advancement of open source participation. Who might get to take advantage of this?  Perhaps some people who do not yet even know how they can, as a part of their day job in […]

Six slides about The Open Source Way

05-May-10

After a colleague asked me for a few slides about the handbook The Open Source Way: Creating and nurturing communities of contributors, I realized I needed to put together a shorter presentation (with notes!) that could be reused.  As it so happens, I also need some slides for an upcoming online seminar, Open Your World […]

Source repository for The Open Source Way

23-Apr-10

One of the goals of writing “The Open Source Way: Creating and nurturing communities of contributors” is to make a book that can be remixed for community work in any way someone needs, including customized branding and output to formats such as HTML, PDF, Epub, and so forth.  In making the book I did a […]