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== Community Biology 101 ==
 
== Community Biology 101 ==
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=== Community as a Catalyst ===
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[[Image:Catalyst.png]]
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http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/courses/c2005/purves6/figure06-14.jpg
  
 
'''Reaction:''' The progress of any task from ''idea'' to ''reality''.  This can be as simple as a one-page summary of Fedora 10 for the press, or as complicated as the feature planning process for Fedora 11.  The task can be code, leadership, process documentation, testing, writing, artwork, etc.
 
'''Reaction:''' The progress of any task from ''idea'' to ''reality''.  This can be as simple as a one-page summary of Fedora 10 for the press, or as complicated as the feature planning process for Fedora 11.  The task can be code, leadership, process documentation, testing, writing, artwork, etc.
  
For any reaction to complete requires both ''energy'' and ''time''.  From a business point of view, both of those terms are the same as saying ''money''.
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For any reaction to complete requires some amount of ''energy''.  From a business point of view, ''energy'', ''time'', and ''money'' are all synonymous.
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The '''blue curve''' represents a reaction that does not operate with a community-building mindset.  Perhaps this is a proprietary software project, and community isn't even an option.  Perhaps it is an open source upstream that is so focused on coding, it doesn't have the time to properly build a community.  Either way, the amount of energy required to reach a successful end-state is high.
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The '''red curve'''
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=== Incremental vs. Continuous ===

Revision as of 19:52, 30 October 2008

Contents

Community Dashboard

The community dashboard is a research and analysis project. The goal is to help the team bring rigor to its goal-setting and also to give us a means of measuring success over time.

Community Biology 101

Community as a Catalyst

Catalyst.png http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/courses/c2005/purves6/figure06-14.jpg

Reaction: The progress of any task from idea to reality. This can be as simple as a one-page summary of Fedora 10 for the press, or as complicated as the feature planning process for Fedora 11. The task can be code, leadership, process documentation, testing, writing, artwork, etc.

For any reaction to complete requires some amount of energy. From a business point of view, energy, time, and money are all synonymous.

The blue curve represents a reaction that does not operate with a community-building mindset. Perhaps this is a proprietary software project, and community isn't even an option. Perhaps it is an open source upstream that is so focused on coding, it doesn't have the time to properly build a community. Either way, the amount of energy required to reach a successful end-state is high.

The red curve

Incremental vs. Continuous