During my time running a Java User Group at UCLA, I discovered I had a
love for community management. Most of my experience during my career
has been in development environments as a release manager, so in a way
I was already on the path. There are tons of books on the subject,
but I passed them by and relied on my experience with JUGs and LUGs to
I got a copy of Jono Bacon's Art of Community as soon as it came out
since it seemed more in line with my interests in GNU/Linux and open
source community management. It was a good read and I took a lot away
from that, but then I came across the Open Source Way. As a Red Hat
and Fedora devotee I was excited to see another approach to the topic
in a more familiar setting.
Where exactly is Open Source Way going? While the topics as they are
now aren't quite a broad as Art of Community, it feels like a good
template is there for going in that direction. There are many Fedora
groups, for instance, that could use that extra bit of push that a Red
Hat published community guide could bring - and Red Hat groups as
well, I'm sure.
Thought I would express my deep interest in the document as I could
use the backing of a solid reference like this as I slowly make a
career change toward GNU/Linux and FOSS community management.
Christian Bryant | Los Angeles, CA
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