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The Art of Community

Building the New Age of Participation

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Published by O'Reilly Media, Inc in Sebastopol, California .
Written in English.

About the Book

This book guides its readers through the theory and practice of helping a community (with a focus on open source software communities) to achieve its goals. This advice is distilled from Jono Bacon's personal experiences with founding and building the LugRadio podcast / community / live events, the Jokosher audio editor project, and of course his current role as the Ubuntu Community Manager, with plenty of personal anecdotes that provide the rationale for his suggestions.

First Sentence

From ants to anteaters, bees to beekeepers, community is a fundamental part of our life on the planet.

Table of Contents

1 The art of community 1
2 Planning your community 21
3 Communicating clearly 65
4 Processes: simple is simple 91
5 Supporting workflow with tools 119
6 Building buzz 145
7 Measuring community 187
8 Governance 211
9 Handling conflict 267
10 Creating and running events 301
11 Hiring a community manager 341
Index 359

Edition Notes

The author has made the PDF version of his book available under a CC-BY-SA-NC Creative Commons license.

The Physical Object

xxv; 364
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