Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, is giving a talk on building communities around Open Source. For Mike, the key elements of creating an open source platform are:
- Great Technology
- Broad Adoption
- Architecture of Participation
Hijacked by a Fanatical Community
His talk is excellent. Eclipse is a cool blend of traditional hacker-driven open source, and corporate smarts due to the genes they inherited from inside IBM. For instance, they have fixed release dates, and synchronize all elements of the release in order to get rid of the dependencies.
Great stuff. A heady blend of open source fandom, with street smart evangelism.