Building Open Source Communities
Asking the right questions
Once we’ve figured all that out…
Like the Golden Gate Bridge
The chaotic dimensionality of community building is far too complex for anyone to understand.
But we can use some metaphors, such as bridges, engineering, and “tensegrity”—tensional integrity—to understand how communities work.
need don’t need
a genius. an idiot.
Communities develop naturally
Communities also die naturally
A community needs to share a set of core values, but also allow honest differences of opinion on side issues.
Is there a technological fix?
Is there a technological fix? Yes!
Is there a technological fix? No!