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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Online communities offer a wide range of opportunities today, whether you're
supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or developing open source
software. The Art of Community will help you develop the broad range of talents
you need to recruit members to your community, motivate and manage them, and
help them become active participants.
Author Jono Bacon offers a collection of experiences and observations from
his decade-long involvement in building and managing communities, including his
current position as manager for Ubuntu, arguably the largest community in open
source software. You'll discover how a vibrant community can provide you with a
reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful
The Art of Community will help you:
Develop a strategy, with specific objectives and goals, for building your
community Build simple, non-bureaucratic processes to help your community
perform tasks, work together, and share successes Provide tools and
infrastructure that let contributors work quickly Create buzz around your
community to get more people involved Track the community's work so it can be
optimized and simplified Explore a capable, representative governance strategy
for your community Identify and manage conflict, including dealing with