Brian W. Fitzpatrick: success indicators for Open Source projects

Here are Brian’s success indicators for Open Source projects, from his
Apache: When the Code Just isn’t Enough ApacheCon session.

A Successful Open Source project:

  • Has a healthy community
  • Makes decisions by consensus
  • Can survive people being hit by a (rarely real, but often virtual) bus
  • Can survive poisonous people
  • Doesn’t let perfect, be the enemy of good
  • Has a mission statement
  • Documents both software and processes

There’s much more to his presentation, but this list is the best part for me.

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