Subject: Re: Nessus 3.0's failed community
From: Federico Lucifredi <>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 13:55:10 -0500

> Two should be required (for all non-trivial projects): An issue tracker
> and version control.
> Mailing lists, wikis, weblogs, and IRC channels are only partial
> substitutions for each other. In particular, Wikis are good at
> collaborative document writing, but terrible as a conversational medium.
> Weblogs can be made to substitute for most of the others, if you set
> them up right, but that's rather unusual.

Karl Fogel just came out with his "Producing Open source
software" (O'REILLY)-- he goes over the community process(es) and how to
run a community-wise successful project with his usual mastery. Highly
recommended, I enjoyed reading it even already knowing the stuff.