The Open Source Way 2.0 - A Practical Guide


As a community manager or any other contributor to an open source project, you'll find yourself learning and thinking of good methods and practices for having a happy, successful, and productive project. Community managers and other contributors share these practices with each other all the time -- in talks, in person, as blog posts, and sometimes as a stand-alone book. But has anyone ever really collaborated on a guide that is for practitioners and collaboratively written BY practitioners?

Actually, yes: 10 years ago The Open Source Way 1.0 was written and released. In the passage of that decade, the best practices around caring for open source software projects have evolved, as has the work of the people in those caregiver roles. We have embarked on an update to this guide; you are invited to learn about, participate in, and contribute to this living document.

This talk will introduce the 2.0 version of the guide itself, what is covered within it currently, and highlight the narrative being told from/to community management practitioners. We'll then take a look at the contribution process, what may still be needed for the 2.0 release, and where contributors are looking to take the guide for 2.1 and beyond. If there is time and interest during the Q&A portion, we may end up making live submissions to the guide based on audience suggestions!

Room 107
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 16:30 to 17:30