Posts tagged community

Thoughts from the Jupyter team meeting 2019

I just got back from a week-long Jupyter team meeting that was somehow both very tiring and energizing at the same time. In the spirit of openness, I’d like to share some of my experience. While it’s still fresh in my mind, here are a few takeaways that occurred to me throughout the week.

Note that these are my personal (rough) impressions, but they shouldn’t be taken as a statement from the project/community itself.

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How do projects signal how “open” they are?

How do open projects signal their “openness” to the outside community? This is a really hard question, particularly because nowadays “open” has become a buzzword that doesn’t just signal a project’s position to the community, but is also used as a marketing term to increase support, users, or resources.

I was thinking about this the other day, so decided to take to twitter:

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I like Rust’s governance structure

Recently I’ve been reading up on governance models for several large-ish open source projects. This is partially because I’m involved in a bunch of these projects myself, and partially because it’s fascinating to see distributed groups of people organizing themselves in effective (or not) ways on the internet.

Governance is tricky, because there is an inherent tension between:

Rust teams

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