"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..."