OSCON 2011 - Wrap up, the missing story

By Kevin Shockey
July 27, 2011

6000125184_acea65c66f_b.jpgFirst of all, I'd like to congratulate all of the members of the O'Reilly OSCON committee, especially Edd and Sarah. Thanks for caring enough to lead. It'd be nice if there were a link to the committee, so that we can show our appreciation for all of th volunteers.

I wish I could of made it this year, but for me right now, I've got to finish Mis Tribus. I've got to make some significant progress. There's too much to not be shared... Anyway, Edd, I wanted to thank you for reminding everyone how important open source still is. I'd also like to say thank you to all community leaders who are pushing as hard as they can to keep their communities alive and growing.

For next year, I'd like to see more content that helps communities grow, especially by reminding everyone of the success we've had so far, like Android. We should always be pointing out how free culture is up to the challenge of the many problems it touches.

For me, there is still so much more FLOSS and open computing have to offer us. I think embracing the roots of #freeculture and reminding people about the power of choice provided by FLOSS, is a story that should be told more.

One of the few telling that story, is Jono Bacon. His perspective on us just now entering into the renaissance of community management was on target. That's exactly what we need, probably even more than you can imagine. You can't have unity without community. We need to embrace our need to belong, by making it easy to join and contribute.

I pledge to keep pushing, to build my community, raise money, and focus my efforts on execution. It's my hope that my Guagua Pública theories of max strategy, social graphs,
and network effects will lead me back to Portland next year. I certainly hope so, from what I heard, OSCON was as strong as ever and still growing. Sweet!

Photo Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons: Christopher Neugebauer
Disclaimer, I've been a standing member on the OSCON Committee since 2006.

First of all, I'd like to congratulate all of the members of the O'Reilly OSCON committee, especially Edd and Sarah. Thanks for caring enough to lead. Disclaimer, I've been a standing member since 2006. It'd be nice if there were a link so that we can show our appreciation for all of the committee volunteers.

I wish I could of made it this year, for me right now, I've got to finish Mis Tribus. I've got to make some significant progress. There's too much to not be shared... Anyway, Edd, I wanted to thank you for reminding everyone how important open source still is. Although, I'd say a lot of the leadership in the community has "accepted" open source's success as "a given" and aren't pushing as hard or are being very selective on what conference they attend.

For me, there is still so much more FLOSS and open computing have to offer us. I think embracing the roots of #freeculture, reminding people about the the power of choice provided by FLOSS is a story that is not being told.

If anyone is trying to tell it is is Jono Bacon. His perspective on us just now entering into the rennasance of community manajgement. That's exactly what we need, probably even more than you can imagine. You can't have unity without community. We need to embrace our need to belong, by making it easy to join.


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