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Designed not to scale

Oct 06, 2010, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"For most open source projects, just one new contributor would mean a huge increase in energy. As a team member, what can you do to find that person?

"Typically, we configure computers to converse with prospective helpers. This "scales" — a new contributor requests a page from your wiki or searches the OpenHatch volunteer opportunity finder, and you don't have to do anything at all. If things work out, the patches flow in.

"This time, I want to talk about outreach strategies where human effort is the bottleneck."

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