Note: these are live notes. It was a great talk, I’d rate it as excellent (and I’m not just saying that because Josh and I work in the same group at Sun). I’ll have to also comment on his thoughts and talk, in due time. MySQL, as an open source project, has a lot to learn.
Ten Ways to Destroy Your Community
A How-To Guide
Josh Berkus, Community Guy
Part 1: The Evil of Communities
- you may attract and will be unable to get rid off a community
- they mess up your marketing plans, because the community goes out and does its own marketing and PR and distributes your software in places you didn’t expect to
- they also mess up your product plans, because they contribute to code and features to your