3 tips for helping creative people work openly

Leading offline groups can be challenging. These three tips make it easier. Participants in open source communities collaborate in online environments differently than they do offline. Online, we open source enthusiasts tend to think participation is easy—as long as we’re using open tools and have documented how people might get involved. We create structures, strategies, […]

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3 tips for helping creative people work openly

Open Courage

My colleague Amrekha has been developing some materials around the concept of courage. It has me thinking. A lot. I’ve mentioned courage in other posts: Open is an attitude On Being Fearless Leadership should come with a smile Secretive to Open Source But I’ve learned much in the last couple of months about how expansive […]

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Open Courage

How to run a Community Call

I originally wrote this article for Opensource.com Open organizations explicitly invite participation from external communities, because these organizations know their products and programs are world class only if they include a variety of perspectives at all phases of development. Liaising with and assisting those communities is critical. And community calls are my favorite method for […]

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How to run a Community Call

Privacy/Security and Bullying

If all the sand in the Sahara is in the Sahara, and you have a mechanism to measure the exact shape of a single grain of sand, should the anthropomorphic sand try to hide their individual shapes? Of course I think our privacy and security is important. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be doing 95% […]

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Privacy/Security and Bullying

Reach outside the silo

One of the things I know about open source and open communities is that as much as we want to break down silos, we have to form silos. Networks are complicated, open is messy and there are communities and sub communities and communities of communities…If you think about how complicated a meta view of “Open” […]

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Reach outside the silo

The No Tech School

Here’s an idea: let’s all move to Colonial Williamsburg and churn some butter. Or maybe we should all buy horses. Wait, wait, I’ve got an idea: let’s head to the landfill, dig out all the Walkmans that landed there and listen to Quiet Riot cassettes after cuffing our jeans and writing our pen pals that […]

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The No Tech School

Open is an attitude

This past week I spent three days hanging out with the activists and thinkers who attended the Open Campaigns Camp. Participants included loads of folks from Greenpeace, but also other activist organizations like 350.org, 38 Degrees, Change.org, Witness and more. I could write two reflection posts – a happy-go-lucky one about how I’m eager to […]

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Open is an attitude