A few weeks ago I gave a talk at the Free-Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS) on how community management is the core competency of Open Source projects. It is a concept I’ve been playing with for a while – thanks to both the prodding and help of my friend Mike Beltzner. Mark Surman, John Lily and the people at Web of Change have also been key in helping move these ideas forward.
A number of colleagues have been asking for the slides and/or the ability to watch the presentation. I’m pleased to say that you can now get both, thanks to SlideShare.
There was a fair amount of discussion during my presentation – which can’t be heard because the audience didn’t have microphones – so I edited the audio file down to 45 minutes. After listening to the presentation I realized I took too long to get to the meat of the subject, so for those in a rush, you may wish to fast forward through the first few slides.
The feedback from the talk itself has been great. You can reviews, good and bad, here, here, here, here, and in the comments here. I’m already working on a second version so if you have any thoughts or comments please do post them below or send me an email.