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OpenTechSchool
A short introduction to the way OpenTechSchool coaches learners
opensource  community 
september 2019 by pfctdayelise
We Don't Do That Here
This is when I pull out “we don’t do that here.” It is a conversation ender. If you are the newcomer and someone who has been around a long time says “we don’t do that here”, it is hard to argue. This sentence doesn’t push my morality on anyone. If they want to do whatever it is elsewhere, I’m not telling them not to. I’m just cluing them into the local culture and values. If I deliver this sentence well it carries no more emotional weight than saying, “in Japan, people drive on the left.” “We don’t do that here” should be a statement of fact and nothing more. It clearly and concisely sets a boundary, and also makes it easy to disengage with any possible rebuttals.
codeofconduct  community 
august 2019 by pfctdayelise
FOSS Heartbeat
FOSS Heartbeat analyses the health of a community of contributors. View reports for open source communities below!
floss  freesoftware  community 
november 2016 by pfctdayelise
Changeset Consulting
"short-term project management services for free and open source software projects" by Sumana Harihareswara
opensource  freesoftware  community  business 
november 2015 by pfctdayelise
AAZ2.indd - 0985_revolution-starts-at-home.pdf
a zine (and later a book)
The revolution stats at home: confronting partner abuse in activist communities
restorativejustice  community  antiviolence 
february 2015 by pfctdayelise
Communities | OKFN:LOCAL Australia
List of communities who have "agreed to be a part of the OKFN Au network"
community  opengovernance  openknowledge  freeculture  australia 
october 2012 by pfctdayelise
Wikimedia blog » Blog Archive » Update on Virtual Community History Research (Spanish-language Wikipedia)
I’ve developed an interest in the dynamics of conflict and conflict resolution in Spanish-language Wikipedia. One could look at this question from many angles, but I’m interested in the area of language usage, broadly speaking — what you might call “fights over words.” This is an issue that various interview subjects have already pointed out to me, and is already a topic of discussion among Spanish-speaking editors.

More specifically, I am talking about conflicts over “civismo” and “etiqueta” (how one should speak to and debate with other members of the community), as well as over the how to determine the “correct” use of Spanish, in a community that is linguistically and culturally diverse. It may seem that “fights over words” are a trivial thing — certainly some editors think so — but they are recurrent, and I think they can tell us something about the internal dynamics of the community.
spanish  wikipedia  community 
september 2011 by pfctdayelise
Factors Influencing Participant Satisfaction with Free/Libre and Open Source Software Projects
Thesis by http://identi.ca/chawnerb (I haven't looked at it yet, but plan to)

"The purpose of this research was to identify factors that affect participants’ satisfaction with their experience of a free/libre open source software (FLOSS) project. [...] The central research question it answered was, What factors influence participant satisfaction with a free/libre and open source application software project? [...] These suggest that being able to be an active participant in a FLOSS project is one factor that should be examined, and therefore the first sub-question this project answers is, What types of contributions do participants make to free/libre and open source software projects? [...] Do the factors that influence satisfaction vary for different types of participation? If so, in what way?"
research  floss  freesoftware  community  geekfeminism 
august 2011 by pfctdayelise
Code Simplicity » Open Source Community, Simplified
Tips from the Bugzilla project about how to attract and keep contributors.
opensource  community  bugtracker 
february 2011 by pfctdayelise
Reflect :: Helping the web listen
With Reflect,

* Anyone can demonstrate that they are listening, without needing to reply to the substance of a comment.
* People are reminded to listen and clarify their statements when a discussion gets heated.
* Readers can more readily get up to speed by scanning the summary bullets.
* It is easier to find the important takeaways because active listeners are most likely to restate the interesting points.
discussion  community  mediawiki  interesting  research 
july 2010 by pfctdayelise
Ambassadors - FedoraProject
looks like they have a pretty good set up, lots of information.
community  opensource  linux 
march 2010 by pfctdayelise
Community Management Wiki
founded by the awesome Skud, who has a knack for these things
community  wikis 
december 2009 by pfctdayelise
AnaWiki: Creating anaphorically annotated resources through Web cooperation
see esp. Phrase Detectives

The ability to make progress in Computational Linguistics depends on the availability of large annotated corpora, but creating such corpora by hand annotation is very expensive and time consuming; in practice, it is unfeasible to think of annotating more than one million words.

However, the success of Wikipedia and other projects shows that another approach might be possible: take advantage of the willingness of Web users to contribute to collaborative resource creation. AnaWiki is a recently started project that will develop tools to allow and encourage large numbers of volunteers over the Web to collaborate in the creation of semantically annotated corpora (in the first instance, of a corpus annotated with information about anaphora).
compling  community  web2.0 
november 2009 by pfctdayelise
Now and Then Wiki
Now and Then is a community heritage website that enables local communities to record, explore and share information about their history and life today.

It encourages participation and knowledge sharing using wiki technology.

Anyone is able to join in and contribute what they know about a Now and Then community and the places, people, events, organisations and things that make it unique.

Now and Then is a pilot project by the Collections Council of Australia. Visit our first community, Mallala, South Australia, click on the map below or on the link to the right.
wiki  mediawiki  australia  community  history  glam 
november 2009 by pfctdayelise
Google defends open source from 'poisonous people' • The Register
"You have to discourage people from feeling like 'This is my module. I wrote this. Every change has to be approved by me,'" Collins-Sussman argues. "That's very dangerous for the project as a whole."

This may mean the loss of some valuable contributors - and some valuable code. But in the end, the project comes out ahead. There will always be more contributors. And more code. "You can't sacrifice the long-term health of a project for short-term gain."
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Genius isn't as important as community collaboration.
opensource  freeculture  community 
september 2009 by pfctdayelise
Community Open Source Conference Information Exchange
This wiki is here for organizers and potential organizers of community run, free & open source conferences to share information.
conferences  events  floss  community 
september 2009 by pfctdayelise
BookSprints (en)
This book describes how to carry out collaborative authoring in a short time with the express goal of having a publishable book at the end. The Book Sprint concept was devised by Tomas Krag. Tomas conceived of book production as a collaborative activity involving substantial donations of volunteer time.

Tomas pioneered the development of the Book Sprint as a 3-4 month production cycle, while Adam Hyde, founder of FLOSS Manuals, was keen to continue with the idea of an "extreme book sprint," which compressed the authoring and production of a print-ready book into a week-long process.

During the first year of the Book Sprint concept, Adam and FLOSS Manuals experimented with several models of sprint. This manual represents the ongoing lessons learned during those events, and will be continually updated.
flossmanuals  opensource  documentation  community  awesome 
july 2009 by pfctdayelise
…My heart’s in Accra » Notes and reflections from the Open Translation Tools Summit 2009
"perhaps because we’re working with volunteers who are translating, rather than translators who are volunteering their time, there’s not much push from within our communities for translation memory tools."
opensource  t10n  community 
june 2009 by pfctdayelise
Why community matters - Jim's Ramblings
As mentioned previously, one core fundamental of the ASF which is often misunderstood is the idea of "community over code".
opensource  community 
may 2009 by pfctdayelise
Community Psychology: Psychological Sense of Community
Four elements of Sense of Community - Membership, Influence, Integration and fulfillment of needs, Shared emotional connection.
community 
january 2009 by pfctdayelise
OLPC Friends
Brainchild of the always amazing Pia Waugh.
olpc  australia  community 
november 2008 by pfctdayelise
XieOpen Source Software Foundations, Zhensheng Xie
i) strategic planning and common vision development; ii) development of policy and guidelines; iii) project governance; iv) financial governance; v) primary resources governance; vi) human resources governance; vii) fund-raising; viii) external relation management; ix) BOD self development; x) governance structure management; xi) community development; and xii) conference governance.
opensource  opengovernance  community 
november 2008 by pfctdayelise
New Architect: Features
9 Timeless Principles For Building Community
Erecting The Social Scaffolding
community 
october 2008 by pfctdayelise
Crowding out - WikiDotMako
Useful links for info about studies etc showing paying volunteers can reduce motivation.
volunteering  community 
august 2008 by pfctdayelise
Reputation Parent - Yahoo! Design Pattern Library
A person participating in a social structure expects to develop a reputation and hopes for insight into the reputations of others, but each designed model of participation and reputation embodies its own set of biases and incentive structures. Balancing t
community  social 
june 2008 by pfctdayelise
Producing Open Source Software
Producing Open Source Software is a book about the human side of open source development. It describes how successful projects operate, the expectations of users and developers, and the culture of free software.
freesoftware  books  community 
may 2008 by pfctdayelise

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