Recognizing the Community Builders
By jimgris on Sep 17, 2009
It's always nice to see people recognize your work
-- even in small ways and especially in the community building
business (which is generally not well understood). Sun's employees around the world who build community every
day are doing important grass-roots organizing work, and they have a
great deal to be proud of. Over the last few years, these people have
built global communities using tools such as blogs, wikis, forums, and even entire Free and Open Source development projects.
Thousands of employees have been involved, and they have engaged users,
customers, developers, and students in virtually every region of the
world with a connection to the net. Add to that all the employees who
regularly go out into the community and participate at user groups and
industry conferences and organize events, and the reach grows even deeper. Line it all up.
It's been quite a remarkable accomplishment. I think we should write a
book. The people who did the building should tell the story.