How to destroy the community around your product in 10 easy steps...

A few weeks back Jonathan Corbet at LWN.net wrote a recap of a presentation by Josh Berkus about how to destroy your community.  Josh does a great job of pointing out all of the common issues and ways that people kill a good community.  If your company is currently or planning on doing any community supported projects this is a great quick read to help you keep on the straight and narrow.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.