The Science of Community

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Fri, 2009-10-30 15:00

A lot has been said and written lately about "how to participate in the open source community". In fact, the open source community is a new and vibrant example of a "community of practice", a subject that is well-known among sociologists and educators. In this presentation, we will summarize much of the theory around "communities of practice," and how this theory can be applied effectively by practitioners of open source software.