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Another Review Quote

Another rather nice quote to share, this time from Danese Cooper: “Jono Bacon’s The Art of Community is a wonderful meditation on building communities using modern infrastructure tools and practices gleaned from the Free and Open Source Software movement. Jono’s examples, taken from his work on Ubuntu, give a good picture of a working community […]

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Three More Reviews

Three more reviews of the book, added to the reviews page: “Jono Bacon has long been an insightful voice for open source community. Now his artful stories, distilling the ethos of organizing people and activities on the net, at conferences, and in our daily routines, provide a framework for successful, community building strategies”. — Pete […]

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Two More Reviews

Two more reviews of The Art Of Community. First from Mark Hinkle: “Communities are very complex ecosystems of human beings. Cultivating, growing, shaping and guiding the community to make them productive is definitely as much (or even more) art as science. In ‘The Art of Community’ Bacon does an excellent job explaining in detail the […]

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New Review

I am tickled pink to add this new review to the reviews page: “One thing that’s impressed me about Jono Bacon, something one can notice back when he and others were building a community around their pioneering Linux podcast, is that he simply gets the concept of community. It comes out in most everything he […]

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Chapter 1 Released

Folks, I am proud to announce the release of what is likely to be the final version of the first chapter of The Art Of Community. In this chapter I lay the foundations of the book, talk through some of the underlying elements around collaboration, belonging, opportunities, the driving forces in community, and set the […]

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