[TOS] Open Source Leadership?

Greg DeKoenigsberg gdk at redhat.com
Wed Mar 31 15:49:08 UTC 2010

On Wed, 31 Mar 2010, Matthew Jadud wrote:

> Hi all,
> http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=286958
> Is anyone here familiar with this text? If so, what do you think? If
> not, this is my (possible) need: I'd like a text that captures what it
> means to take part in/take a "leadership role" in an open source
> community. Is there one that explores what it means to be a
> participant-leader? Or, even, a good text that just explores open
> collaborative communities strictly in terms of dynamics, not mechanics
> (eg. SVN usage, etc.)?

This looks to me like a "business book".  And since I've never heard of 
the authors, I can't vouchsafe for the content.

Have you read Karl Fogel's "Producing Open Source Software?"  I think it 
covers a lot of this ground really well.  A lot of technical stuff, but a 
lot of management stuff too.  In fact, I've recommended it as a textbook 
before, but heard that it didn't cover enough nuts and bolts for n00bs, 
which was essentially the genesis of our own textbook project.


Essential reading, IMO, for anyone who is seriously considering becoming 
an upsteam for any open source project.


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