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Open Source Community TypesSep 10, 2010, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Phipps)
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"When I am with business people, I often find I need to distinguish between the different kinds of community that are layered around various Free software commons. It's common to characterise community members as either "developers" (the "open source" worldview often emphasises this) or "users" (the "Free software" worldview often emphasises this). More than that, using the term "community" to apply to every style of gathering leads to confusion, especially regarding motivations for participating.
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