Hi Roel: Fair comment. I first encountered a discussion of Rappaport’s Prisoner’s Dilemma solution in the book, and that is the anchoring memory of the book. So maybe a better way to say it is I believe in Rappaport’s Generous Solution to the Prisoner’s Dilemma.
Excellent points. The most I’m willing to take from a client at the start of a “general open source engagement” is a day or two of training (with a day or two of prep to learn about their business enough to tune presentations and have a foundation for their questions.) A lot of the Q&A is really about me turning their questions back to them, asking…
Nicely articulated. Peter Drucker once pointed out that the purpose of a company was to create a market and solve a problem for a customer. Money is not the purpose, but a yardstick to measure success. It seems pretty fair and aligns nicely with your focus to build an awesome solution for your customers.
I would be happy for you to translate the article. I recently gave a talk based on the post and the slides are here. There are some useful statements in Mandarin in the slides. Please let me know when and where you post the translation and I will link to it.
I like the nuance here. When a company takes a product open source, then there is a need for user engagement, and not just the developer engagement. I spoke about some of that communications need in turning a product into an open source project. Thank you for calling it out so well in this context, as I wrote right past it.