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The Google Open Source Program Office--A Model to Emulate?

Mar 10, 2008, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Mark Walker)

"At a recent SDForum event, I was doing my usual schtick about communities, when I happened to mention one of my recent thoughts: that Google's Open Source Program Office kicks major ass.

"I can think of no other company that has merged marketing, PR, real code, real community events, and real *stuff* that geeks find enthralling as cohesively as Google. It seems to me, as an outsider, to be an almost perfect blend of how you develop community and derive real value from it. And as I always like to point out--in order to do that, you must first give your community real value. Google seems particularly good at both giving and getting value. Better, in fact, than anyone else..."

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