Failure as a Springboard to Success

Those lovely people at ZDNet have let me write a guest post about community, and I have contributed an article called Failure as a springboard to success. The article talks about how if we embrace our failures in our communities, it can help us become better community...

Announcing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: The Lucid Lynx

With Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 6 now out the door and momentum building towards a rocking Karmic Koala release, it is time to name and share the direction and focus for the next step in the Ubuntu evolution that follows Karmic. To do this I want to pass on some words from...

Reporting Ubuntu Community Problems

Recently I have been thinking a lot about how we can refine and improve how we report problems and issues in the Ubuntu community. I shared some thoughts about this a little while back and I have been talking with many people inside the Ubuntu community, at the...

Change For Change

Today I have a little story followed by an idea that I want to share with you all. A few weeks back I stepped out to go and grab a coffee. I headed over to my local independent coffee shop where I get on well with the owners. Like many small businesses, they have been...

On Validation

Today I just wanted to share a few thoughts on a much under-used and sometimes overlooked component in growing great communities: validation. Every community is an organically grouped bundle of people, many of which spend their free time choosing to be part of that...