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Last active Jul 21, 2017

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All of this is probably more relevant to communities making tech products, but hope this helps:


typical go-to code of conduct

Mozilla has been doing thinking and writing about OSS community D&I and there's implications for community structure, leadership and interactions

Non-academic WIP

Academic re: OSS structure

  • [1]H. Baytiyeh and J. Pfaffman, “Open source software: A community of altruists,” Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 1345–1354, Nov. 2010.
  • [2]A. J. Bianchi, S. M. Kang, and D. Stewart, “The Organizational Selection of Status Characteristics: Status Evaluations in an Open Source Community,” Organization Science, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 341–354, Oct. 2010.
  • [3]D. Di Tullio and D. S. Staples, “The Governance and Control of Open Source Software Projects.,” Journal of Management Information Systems, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 49–80, Jan. 2013.
  • [4]R. Grewal, G. L. Lilien, and G. Mallapragada, “Location, Location, Location: How Network Embeddedness Affects Project Success in Open Source Systems,” Management Science, vol. 52, no. 7, pp. 1043–1056, 2006.
  • [5]H.-Y. Huang, Q. Le, and J. H. Panchal, “Analysis of the Structure and Evolution of an Open-Source Community,” Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, vol. 11, no. 3, p. 31008, 2011.
  • [6]A. Mockus, R. T. Fielding, and J. D. Herbsleb, “Two Case Studies of Open Source Software Development: Apache and Mozilla,” ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 309–346, 2002.
  • [7]L. Nyman and J. Lindman, “Code Forking, Governance, and Sustainability in Open Source Software,” 2013. [8]D. L. Olson and K. Rosacker, “Crowdsourcing and open source software participation,” Service Business, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 499–511, 2013.

I honestly haven't found these to be terribly helpful if you're looking for practical suggestions. But, still may be useful.

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