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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does one go about forming such a community? How does one ensure it actually works? That things get done? That it doesn't grow chaotically? This is where I come in, and more generally CollabNet—and why I think that we, OpenOffice.org and CollabNet, have changed the logic of open source development, by, in 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