Community at Scale
By Jimgris-Oracle on Dec 28, 2007
I didn't get a chance to see Mitchell Baker talk at FOSS.IN because I had to be on a panel across town. Darn. I know I missed something I should have seen, and that's how to do community at scale. I looked at Mitchell's slides today, and although many of the community development principles are the same as OpenSolaris, we still have not experienced such levels of growth that Mozilla experiences every day. And that's clear from Mitchell's slides. But as OpenSolaris moves to engage users and more levels of developers, I think we'll surely scale well beyond where we are now. Perhaps not to the level of Mozilla, but it will be wild figuring out how to grow a global user community on top of the many other communities involved with OpenSolaris right now. The existing OpenSolaris user groups will be key to this move, of course. 2008 should mark some significant changes in OpenSolaris.