Managing volunteers Michlmayr


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Managing volunteers Michlmayr

  1. 1. Managing Volunteers Comments on: Managing Volunteer Activity in Free Software Projects Martin Michlmayr, 2004 Master on Free Software
  2. 2. Introduction ● The free software development model works ● Main characteristics – Projects are carried out by volunteers – Those volunteers are distributed – At least, most of them... ● Main drawbacks – Impossible to fully rely on participants – Coordination and management turns to be very complex Master on Free Software