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Open Source Guide
The latest Open Source Guide for the Enterprise from The TODO Group provides practical advice for building leadership in open source projects and communities.

Building Leadership in Open Source: A Free Guide

Contributing code is just one aspect of creating a successful open source project. The open source culture is fundamentally collaborative, and active involvement in shaping a project’s direction is equally important. The path toward leadership is not always straightforward, however, so the latest...
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For Project Safety Back Up Your People, Not Just Your Data

Does your open source project have a succession plan for its key players? Here's why it should. I propose that instead of viewing succession planning as a leadership pipeline, free and open source projects should view it as a skills pipeline. What sorts of skills does your project need to continue...
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A 3-Step Process for Making More Transparent Decisions

Your work as an open leader will be more transparent when you apply this decision-making technique.. One of the most powerful ways to make your work as a leader more transparent is to take an existing process, open it up for feedback from your team, and then change the process to account for this...
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The Eye-Opening Power of Cultural Difference

Inclusivity is the quality of an open organization that allows and encourages people to join the organization and feel a connection to it. Practices aimed at enhancing inclusivity are typically those that welcome new participants to the organization and create an environment that makes them want to...
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Evolving Team Leadership

There is much written about the changing roles of Development and Operations staff when organisations undergo agile/devops transformations. But what about the changing role of the Team Leader? In pre-agile environments, as a Team Lead, your role is one of structure and co-ordination; it is through...
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Why Do Open Source Projects Fork?

Open source software (OSS) projects start with the intention of creating technology that can be used for the greater good of the technical, or global, community. As a project grows and matures, it can reach a point where the goals of or perspectives on the project diverge. At times like this,...
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Hallmarks of a Good Technical Leader

I recently sat down with Camille Fournier, the head of Platform Engineering at Two Sigma, to talk about what constitutes great technical leadership and how organizations can foster it. Here are some highlights from our chat. How do you define technical leadership (as opposed to leadership in...
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How to Manage the Computer Security Threat

It is tempting to believe that the security problem can be solved with yet more technical wizardry and a call for heightened vigilance. And it is certainly true that many firms still fail to take security seriously enough. That requires a kind of cultivated paranoia which does not come naturally to...
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Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 5: Learning to Learn

To summarize: your Agile transformation is stuck. You’ve thought about your why, as in Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 1: Define Your Why. You’ve started to measure possibilities. You have an idea of who you might talk with as in Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 2: Who to Approach. You’ve considered ...
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OSLS
Open Source Leadership Summit is where open source leaders and visionaries come together, share best practices, and get the latest information on open source for business advantage.

Camille Fournier, Donna Dillenberger, William 'whurley' Hurley to Speak at Open Source Leadership Summit Next Month

Executives, experts, analysts, and leaders in open source at some of the world’s largest and most successful companies will speak at the invitation-only Open Source Leadership Summit next month in Lake Tahoe, The Linux Foundation has announced. AT&T, Cloud Foundry Foundation, Goldman Sachs,...
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