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 Kronowitt, Linux and Open Source Strategist, Intel
“To a soundtrack of heavy metal, free-software geekstar Jono Bacon recounts the story of how he learned to gently yet productively manhandle groups of unruly Internet folks gathered around a common topic or cause. His process and methods are set out in his book, ‘The Art of Community’, where Jono’s non-ego driven account of community building will aid all manner of bosses, since almost every subject matter these days has a community with hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands and even (as in the case of World of Warcraft) millions of people clamoring around it. (Even David Hasselhoff!) Be forewarned, capitalist! There is no chapter called ‘How to Turn Communities into Dollars,’ but following Jono’s suggestions may yield you what every leader (even a capitalist) wants — a loyal and passionate community willing to collaborate to achieve a common goal”.
— Irina Slutsky, geekentertainment.tv
“If you listen to open source fans, you might get the idea that “the community” is elves who come out of the woodwork to fix your broken software while you sleep. In ‘The Art of Community’, Jono Bacon explains how reality is a little more complicated, and what the community needs in return. This book will help you get started with the diverse skills required to keep a collaborative community on track, including copywriting, social software selection, conflict resolution, and measuring if it’s all working”.
— Don Marti, Conference Chair, OpenSource World and Organizer, Windows Refund Day, Burn All GIFs Day, Free Dmitry, and FreedomHEC.
Thanks, Pete, Irina and Don!