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Post  RocketScienceMom on Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:53 pm

I am on the User group mailing list for O'Reilly (the publishers of tech. books), and an interesting request to the UG folks on their mailing list came for inputs to a book in the works. I am going to submit something about Wingmen, this forum, the Artemis movement, etc. I will gladly take suggestions for inputs from my fellow wingmen. I am planning on getting something out in the next day or two as work and kids allow.

Here is the request I am talking about. While all that is mentioned is more internet technology related, I think our group fits in perfect with the theme of the book. I am cutting/pasting the full thing here:

thanks in advance for advice. RSM
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From: Marsee Henon <marsee@oreilly.com>
Date: February 12, 2009 6:49:38 PM EST
Subject: UG News--We're looking for your stories on building community

Hi there,

We're working on a new book called the "The Art Of Community: The Book
On Building Community" by author Jono Bacon and we need your help.


Get your community featured in The Art Of Community!
----------------------------------------------------

As part of Jono's aim to use stories and anecdotes to illustrate the
concepts in the book, he is looking for your great stories of
community building. He has gathered content from a range of contributors
including Jeremy Allison (Samba), Chris Messina (SpreadFirefox), Leslie Hawthorn
(Google), Paul Hudson (Linux Format Magazine), Mike Linksvayer
(Creative Commons), Cristina Verduzco (SPCA), Ton Roosendaal (Blender) and many
more.

Jono explains:

"Hi everyone! I am really excited about making The Art Of Community a
diverse, wide-ranging guide to building strong community. I am really
excited about hearing community stories from a range of areas, inside
and outside of Open Source, Technology and Media. If you have
interesting (and possibly amusing) stories that you feel illustrate
interesting examples of building processes, setting up infrastructure,
creating buzz and excitement, managing conflict, organizing events,
communicating effectively, scaling up community, measuring your work
or anything else, I would love to hear your story. Simply send me an
email to jono@jonobacon.org with a short Bio of yourself and your story.
If it fits well in the book, I will be sure to add it. Thanks everyone!"

So there you have it: get your community featured in the hot new
community book from Jono Bacon. Jono is busily writing, so send your
stories in as soon as possible!

Related Links:
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* Art Of Community website - http://www.artofcommunityonline.org/
* Twitter Updates - http://www.twitter.com/jonobacon
* identi.ca Updates - http://identi.ca/jonobacon
* Art Of Community Facebook Page -
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-of-Community/58251029357
* Jono Bacon's Website - http://www.jonobacon.org/


Read on for more information about the book--

Every software project, online site, or company has to manage the
community of interested people surrounding it. The community is the
source of new ideas, a reliable support network, and the best
marketing tool. When money is tight, making the best use of the community is
even more critical.

Author Jono Bacon <http://www.jonobacon.org/> has been building and
managing communities for over a decade, particularly in areas of Open
Source software such as KDE and Ubuntu. He is currently Community
Manager for Ubuntu, probably the largest community in the Open Source
software area. His experience and his relationships with other
communities and leaders provide a rich and deep well of expertise for
this book.

In The Art of Community youíll experience the broad range of talents
required to recruit members, motivate them, manage them, and make them
happy to be part of your community, online or otherwise. Bacon takes
you through the different stages of community and covers the information
youíll need, ranging from software tools to conflict resolution
skills. The Art Of Community underlines and illustrates this large body of
knowledge with a compendium of stories, anecdotes and tales that bring
the concepts to life. Baconís amusing and witty writing style makes
the Art Of Community a fun read that is sure to help you build strong,
effective and engaging communities.

As Bacon writes The Art Of Community, a new community is gathering
around the book at <http://www.artofcommunityonline.org/> where he is
regularly providing writing updates, sneak peeks of the content, news
and discussion about building strong community.

The Art Of Community will be published by O'Reilly and also available
online under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial ShareAlike license.


Thanks for your help!

Marsee Henon
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Re: O'Reilly Book submittal

Post  Sean on Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:33 pm

focus on the core of the movement/community... the elements that make us a community and want to be involved. the idea, ideal or ideology/ JMS leadership- charisma-ingenuity-passion/ mutual respect with her audience as equals-partners.

could you post here what you write? when you're done, obviously.
good lucks and thanx.

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Re: O'Reilly Book submittal

Post  RocketScienceMom on Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:57 pm

Thanks for the inputs. And, yes, I'll post what I send in here. I will also post any response I end up getting, for good or bad.

RSM

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Re: O'Reilly Book submittal

Post  Dave on Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:51 pm

Sounds great, RSM. Good luck with your pitch! Smile
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