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FLOSS Manuals books published after three-day sprint

By Andy Oram
October 21, 2011

Joining the pilgrimage that all institutions are making toward wider data use, FLOSS Manuals is exposing more and more of the writing process.

Wrap-up from FLOSS Manuals book sprint at Google

By Andy Oram
October 21, 2011

Mixtures of grassroots content generation and unique expertise have existed, and more models will be found. Understanding the points of commonality between the systems will help us develop such models.

Day one of FLOSS Manuals book sprint at Google Summer of Code summit

By Andy Oram
October 19, 2011

Four teams at Google launched into endeavors that will lead, less than 72 hours from now, to complete books on four open source projects.

FLOSS Manuals sprint starts at Google Summer of Code summit

By Andy Oram
October 18, 2011

Four free software projects have each sent three to five volunteers to write books about the projects this week. Along the way we'll all learn about the group writing process and the particular use of book sprints to make documentation for free software.

Top Stories: September 19-23, 2011 - True data over big data, community building through data, and the choreography of digital design.

Top Stories: September 19-23, 2011 - True data over big data, community building through data, and the choreography of digital design.
By Mac Slocum
September 23, 2011

This week on O'Reilly: Alistair Croll explained why true data is more important than big data, we looked at how BuzzData is building community around datasets, and Liza Daly explained the connection between digital content and choreography.

The future of community - Jono Bacon says the community renaissance has just begun.

By Robert Kaye
July 28, 2011

We're at the beginning of a community renaissance, says Jono Bacon, and we're soon going to see a repeatable body of knowledge that will allow us to push communities forward.

OSCON subcultures

By Andy Oram
July 25, 2011

Fun observations about the Open Source convention, and a few comments on the Community Leadership Summit

Visualization of the Week: Mobile data redraws the map - SMS and mobile data reveal communication communities — some new, some old.

Visualization of the Week: Mobile data redraws the map - SMS and mobile data reveal communication communities — some new, some old.
By Audrey Watters
July 22, 2011

Researchers are looking at mobile phone data to see if our relationships and communications are restricted by geographic boundaries.

Top stories: July 11-15, 2011 - The HTML5 paradigm shift, Java's missing community leader, and the "programmable self"

Top stories: July 11-15, 2011 - The HTML5 paradigm shift, Java's missing community leader, and the
By Mac Slocum
July 15, 2011

This week on O'Reilly: We took a deep dive into HTML5, Mike Loukides looked for Java's next community leader, and we learned that quantifying the self is a step toward programming the self.

The Java parade: What about IBM and Apache? - It's unlikely IBM or Apache will lead the Java community.

The Java parade: What about IBM and Apache? - It's unlikely IBM or Apache will lead the Java community.
By Mike Loukides
July 15, 2011

Why did Mike Loukides leave IBM and Apache out of his recent piece, "Who leads the Java Parade?" Because — despite good reasons — they both opted out.

Who leads the Java parade? - Oracle, Google, and VMware are all Java players, but a clear leader has yet to emerge.

Who leads the Java parade? - Oracle, Google, and VMware are all Java players, but a clear leader has yet to emerge.
By Mike Loukides
July 13, 2011

Are any of the companies in the Java community willing to exercise technical leadership? Are there organizations willing to bring the features Java needs to fruition? It's time for the real leader to stand up and address these questions.

From app to meetup: A new kind of running route - How RunKeeper is using meetups to bridge the physical and app worlds.

From app to meetup: A new kind of running route - How RunKeeper is using meetups to bridge the physical and app worlds.
By Jenn Webb
June 28, 2011

The line between online and offline is further blurring thanks to apps. Case in point: RunKeeper is now bringing users together for in-person group runs.

Four short links: 23 June 2011 - Communities, Statistics, News, and Doubting Data

By Nat Torkington
June 23, 2011

The Wisdom of Communities -- Luke Wroblewski's notes from Derek Powazek's talk at Event Apart. Wisdom of Crowds theory shows that, in aggregate, crowds are smarter than any single individual in the crowd. See this online in most emailed features, bit torrent, etc. Wise crowds are built on a few key characteristics: diversity (of opinion), independence (of other ideas),...

Helios Project Director Felled By Stroke; Linux Community Support Sought

Helios Project Director Felled By Stroke; Linux Community Support Sought
By Caitlyn Martin
June 14, 2011

One of the people behind the scenes has been Mr. Stark's partner, Diane Franklin, who has served as Logistics and Planning Director for the Helios Project for the past year. Ms. Franklin is retired and has served in this capacity without pay. Her skills allowed the project to better organize and distribute the resources they receive to those who need them.

The long road toward the Community Leadership Summit - A series of unexpected experiences culminated in the Community Leadership Summit.

The long road toward the Community Leadership Summit - A series of unexpected experiences culminated in the Community Leadership Summit.
By Jono Bacon
June 1, 2011

Community development is an organic process full of unique experiences and turns. So it should be no surprise the Community Leadership Summit followed a similar path.

Four short links: 18 April 2011 - Community, Metrics, Sensors, and Unicode

By Nat Torkington
April 18, 2011

Your Community is Your Best Feature -- Gina Trapani's CodeConf talk: useful, true, and moving. There's not much in this world that has all three of those attributes. Metrics Everywhere -- another CodeConf talk, this time explaining Yammer's use of metrics to quantify the actual state of their operations. Nice philosophical guide to the different ways you want to...

Can open source reinvent the music business? - San Francisco band Severed Fifth wants to create a new template for success.

Can open source reinvent the music business? - San Francisco band Severed Fifth wants to create a new template for success.
By Jono Bacon
January 18, 2011

Chart success would be nice, but Severed Fifth has a loftier goal than most bands. They want to use hallmarks of the open source movement — specifically, community involvement and free distribution — to change the music business.

Four short links: 6 January 2011 - Q&A, Phone Numbers, CoffeeScript 1.0, and Open Source Community Building

By Nat Torkington
January 6, 2011

Wikipedia of Long Tail Programming Questions (Joel Spolsky) -- StackOverflow has mechanisms to remove the need to reask common questions. The editing feature is there so that old question/answer pairs can get better and better. For every person who asks a question and gets an answer on Stack Overflow, hundreds or thousands of people will come read that conversation...

Join us for Global Ignite Week: February 2011 - Global Ignite Week returns for a second year.

By Brady Forrest
November 2, 2010

Global Ignite Week returns Feb. 7-11, 2011. Last year, more than 600 Ignite talks were given in 67 cities on six continents. The bar is set even higher for round two.

Why blogging still matters - Anil Dash on the enduring power of blogs.

Why blogging still matters - Anil Dash on the enduring power of blogs.
By Mac Slocum
October 12, 2010

During an interview at Web 2.0 Expo NY, Anil Dash's response to an offhand question hit at the heart of blogging's continued importance.

Open source givers and takers - Taking without giving isn't the problem. We need better open source contribution metrics.

By Mike Loukides
August 13, 2010

We need better metrics to adequately gauge corporate participation in open source. For example: How many companies have employees who work on open source projects on their own time or company time, unbeknownst to the managers who fill out surveys?

Report from 2010 Community Leadership Summit

By Andy Oram
July 19, 2010

The topics we covered were deep and serious: how to prod established community members to leave room for new ones and encourage their growth, how to involve women and minorities in technical projects, how to raise funds and whom to accept funds from. The conference could also get personal. By the second day of CLS we turned the center into our lounge.

The art of community leadership

By Brian Ahier
July 18, 2010

I stopped by the Community Leadership Summit 2010 as I was preparing for OSCON this coming week. It is an open unconference-style event, now in its second year, that's held the weekend before OSCON. Everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. In these discussion sessions the participants can interact directly,...


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