Louis Suárez-Potts speaks about the political and social architecture of open source communities as well as practices for successful oversight of a project. He covers specific examples from his role as community development manager for the OpenOffice.org project.
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effect, professionalizing the process, all without, I believe, sacrificing the productive energy of organic open-source projects. Now you and I were discussing, before the interview began, the idea that open source actually has historical antecedents, philosophical as well as social. With this evolution, the history of open source becomes a little bit more interesting, because there isn't a clear antecedent where companies have said, let's make it publicly available, let's make a commons, and have it