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The Ferengi are bad examples for open-source community management

Sep 19, 2013, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Gold)

Many of the most important precepts for managing an open-source community, according to Puppet Labs community lead Dawn Foster, are contained within the pages of science-fiction and fantasy literature. In a presentation given Tuesday at LinuxCon in New Orleans, Foster said that Dr. Who???s TARDIS (a powerful time-travel device) works well as a metaphor for open-source communities, which may be more complicated than meets the eye.

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