March 27th, 2009

Mental Models of Commerce and Community

Commerce and community play important roles in open source ecosystems. Companies are great at building capital and targeting it towards focused goals through products and services. Communities are great at bringing together like-minded people from all walks of life and advancing their common ideals. Together, commerce and community can be an unstoppable force for turning […]

February 20th, 2009

The Value of an Internal Open Source Community of Practice

One of the most enriching experiences of my career at Hewlett-Packard was serving as Global Lead for HP’s Open Source and Linux Profession (OSLP). The OSLP is HP’s company-wide community of practice for open source technologists, with thousands of members worldwide. Working to build the OSLP gave me insights into the value that an internal […]