Published on February 25, 2014
The Ecclesiastes principle Learning the lessons of the past Dave Neary, Red Hat firstname.lastname@example.org / @nearyd
Ecclesiastes 1:9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
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Community intimacy gradient ● Public: Forum, public mailing list, ... ● Semi-public: IRC, blog comments, ... ● ● Semi-private: Moderated mailing list, invitation-only IRC channel, BOFs/meetups, ... Private: Private email, phone, face to face
The projects that have been the most successful... are good at all sorts of “soft skills” David Eaves
Harvard Negotiation Project ● ● Founded in 1970s Been used in international peace negotiations, business negotiations, ...
A typical “negotiation” I'll give you 40 for it 40? It cost me more! I'll give it to you for 70. You're joking! I'll give you 50, not a penny more! You're a good customer, I could go to 60, not a penny less I can go to 53, but that's all the cash I have with me
Negotiation overview Relationship Communication Interests Discussion space Options Legitimacy
Negotiations in Open Source ● Mailing list discussions ● Bug report closed as “Not a bug” and reopened ● Patch review ● Feature priority ● Conflict resolution
Thank you! Photo credits: Slide 1: CC by-sa 2.0 by doratagold on Flickr Slide 3: Public domain Slides 6-8: “A Pattern Language”, Alexander et al Slide 12: “The Death and Life if Great American Cities”, Jacobs Slide 13: CC by-sa 3.0 by revizionist on Wikipedia Slide 15: Public domain Slide 16: CC by 2.0. Pencil by taylor.a on flickr, Cassette by victoradrianramia on flickr Slide 18: © David Eaves
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