O’Reilly: The Increasing Importance of Community

“Community has always played a central role in the Open Source
landscape, and the term ‘community’ is bandied around almost as
much as ‘Web 2.0’. Unfortunately, as with ‘Web 2.0’, the term
‘community’ has become a vague descriptor for a collection of
principles that represent similar things. As more and more
disparate groups and organisations make use of any definition,
meaning tends to be blurred by the exceptions to the rule.

“It is interesting when you look back over the years at how
community has played a role in the business and home
consumerisation of Linux and Open Source…”