Conflict can be constructive.
Testing ideas by challenging them with alternatives is a useful process. But it can be uncomfortable and confronting for many people.
This session will outline the types of conflict we encounter in open source communities, and explore some techniques for using conflict as a positive force for moving issues forward and avoiding stagnation.
Learning to understand the nature of conflict itself and the ways different people respond to conflict is an important step toward building a strong, inclusive community. We’ve seen patterns emerge, it’s time to address them in a more systematic and constructive way. Can we harness the underlying passion that drives people to disagree into a force for positive action?
Let’s discuss how we can build a culture of respect to embrace the positive aspects of conflict and work together better.