Avoiding Pitfalls in Open Source Community Development

4 open source mistakes

Jono Bacon, in a video published on March 14, 2024, outlines four critical mistakes to avoid when building open-source communities. These include relying solely on platforms like GitHub or GitLab for community engagement, undervaluing users in favor of committers, providing a poor first-user experience, and excessive governance structures. Bacon emphasizes the importance of balancing various aspects of community building to ensure growth and success, drawing examples from organizations such as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the Linux Foundation. He also mentions the Community Leadership Core, which offers coaching and training for consistent community development.

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