Ubuntu's Jono Bacon: Managing an Open Source Community
Dec 15, 2009, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"More unusually, as I found out in a recent interview,
when people like me critique his book, he listens, too, with a view
to improving the second edition.
""To me, this is the first part of the story," Bacon says. "The
first part's going to have holes in it where it doesn't quite fit
the needs of most people, but the second edition will be the part
that's really interesting."
"Published by O'Reilly Books, The Art of Community available as
a print and online book, as well as a free download. It is a
mixture of anecdotes and practical advice based mainly on Bacon's
experience with Ubuntu. Its topic is community -- specifically,
distributed communities in which people interact primarily through
Internet technologies such as IRC and mailing lists. Its chapters
range from creating and growing such communities to how to govern
them and what to look for when hiring a community manager. "