Nathan Schneider (@ntnsndr) is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he leads the Media Enterprise Design Lab. He is the author of Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy, published by Nation Books.
Build Your GOVERNANCE.md File With CommunityRule
Too often, open source projects and online communities rely on a default of feudalism - granting near-absolute power to admins, mods, and benevolent dictators for life. An easy way to counteract that is to adopt some basic core agreements to your project, having a GOVERNANCE file in your repo along with the usual README and LICENSE. CommunityRule is a new tool designed to help groups come up with basic rule-sets, so they can get back to doing the work that matters most. In this workshop, you'll learn to use the tool to draft basic governance agreements and learn from those that others have created.