A collection of recent articles of interest:
- Â From the archives: the best distros of 2000 | TuxRadar: A trip down Linux distribution memory lane – back to the day when WindowMaker was considered “an attractive alternative” to Enlightenment, the old default GNOME window manager.
- Polymorph: Hacking Business Models: A few months ago, Monty Widenius and Zack Greant got together to talk about what a really great company might look like. Now that he has left Sun and MySQL, Monty is going to try to put the theory into practice.
- TG Daily – Linux saga: Girl drops out of school over Ubuntu: The zealots ruin an otherwise great story on how a girl mistakenly got delivered an Ubuntu laptop, had trouble fulfilling her course requirements and connecting to her broadband supplier, and had all her problems solved by a local TV station. Rather than the story being about the problems the girl encountered – a key opportunity to educate people about Linux – it is now about how rude and insulting Linux supporters can be. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
- There is no Open Source Community: Building Vibrant Open Source Communities: An interesting presentation on building community from OpenCollabNet community manager John Mark Walker
- Herding cats for fun and profit: Four tips for working with online communities | Community, Incorporated | ZDNet.com: Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier, OpenSuse’s community manager, gives his top community management tips
- The Art of Community: Jono Bacon of Ubuntu has been commissioned to write a book on building community by O’Reilly, and as a case in point is writingthe book as a community effort, inviting guest authors and feedback all the way
Posted: February 11th, 2009 under Business, Community, GNOME.