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Open source citizenship - What you get and what we gain!

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What makes us good citizens in society? How does that compare with citizenship in an open-source community? Here are some insights into what we can get being good citizens of an open-source project and what we all as a collective gain.

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Open source citizenship - What you get and what we gain!

  1. 1. Open Source Citizenship: What you get and what we gain!
  2. 2. Citizenship is based on Rights
  3. 3. GPLv2 (or later) 4 Freedoms of GPL
  4. 4. 0. Freedom to Run 1. Freedom to Study 2. Freedom to Copy and Share 3. Freedom to Modify
  5. 5. Being a good citizen Participate Contribute
  6. 6. Be trusted & reliable - Show up - Show up consistently
  7. 7. But most importantly Disagree and then Commit
  8. 8. What do I get?
  9. 9. Impact
  10. 10. Growth
  11. 11. Training / Support
  12. 12. What you might not get right away or ever - Commit-level access - Complete autonomy
  13. 13. And what we all gain?
  14. 14. With many eyes all bugs are shallow - Linus Torvald
  15. 15. But WordPress is not just about the code!
  16. 16. over 55,000 plugins. thousands of themes And 143 volunteer run WordCamps and 700 cities with a meetup groups
  17. 17. Resources - https://ma.tt/2014/01/four-freedoms/ - https://make.wordpress.org/community/2019/05/31/the-4- gets-in-wordpress-community-organizing/ - https://hugh.blog/2019/03/15/becoming-a-good-open-sour ce-citizen/
  18. 18. Questions? Aditya Kane @adityakane https://make.wordpress.org/community

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