How Open Source Projects Survive Poisonous People (And You Can Too)

20 February, 2007

Someone just recommend this video to me. I thought it was very interesting perspective about orgainizing and managing an open source project so I thought I’d share it with the community.
Google Tech Talks January 25, 2007

ABSTRACT

Every open source project runs into people who are selfish, uncooperative, and disrespectful. These people can silently poison the atmosphere of a happy developer community. Come learn how to identify these people and peacefully de-fuse them before they derail your project. Told through a series of (often amusing) real-life anecdotes and experiences.

3 Responses to “How Open Source Projects Survive Poisonous People (And You Can Too)”


  1. This was just great. I am starting on yet another open source project, we just getting started with the planning stage. So we found this just at the right time. Having worked on various projects before, i have seen some of this issues before.

    In this video, i says this is the 4th part. Where can i find part 1 to 3?

    Regards,
    Steve


  2. Hi Steve,

    I believe that they are referring to general Google Tech Talks. You can find more by searching Google: http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=google%20tech%20talks

    Ron Teitelbaum


  3. […] How Open Source Projects Survive Poisonous People (And You Can Too) (tags: development community management opensource) […]


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