Saturday, February 26, 2005
Ten Things I Learned About Open Source Management
- Bad prototype is better than great idea.
- Cooperate. Ask for opinions. Dictators die alone.
- Forcing someone to participate is very hard, forcing him to leave is very easy.
- Someone else's bad idea does not give you the right to call him "douchbag".
- If you want to have something done, you must do it yourself. Noone will engender your children.
- Don't hesitate to kill your infants. Even gods make mistakes and bad ideas.
- Never ever participate in religious wars. Noone wins them.
- If someone attacks you, don't retaliate. Your followers will do it for you.
- Frequent releases bring more attention. Attention in open source world is like money in that other world.
- Transfer your duties to others as early as possible. That will leave you more time for ego-searching on Google. I have plenty of time.