I've given a "Constructive Conflict Resolution" talk twice now. First at DrupalCon Amsterdam, and again at DrupalCon Los Angeles. It's something I've been thinking about since joining the Drupal community working group a couple of years ago. I'm giving the talk again at OSCON in a couple of weeks. But this time, it will be different. Very different. Here's why.
After seeing tweets about Gina Likins keynote at ApacheCon earlier this year I reached out to her to ask if she'd be willing to collaborate with me about Conflict Resolution in open source, and ended up inviting her to co-present with me at OSCON. We've been working together over the past couple of weeks. It's been a joy, and a learning experience! I'm really excited about where the talk is heading now. If you're going to be at OSCON, please come along. If you're interested, please follow our tweets tagged #osconCCR.
Jen Krieger from Opensource.com interviewed Gina and I about our talk - here's the article: Teaching open source communities about conflict resolution
In the meantime, do you have stories of conflict in Open Source Communities to share?
- How were they resolved?
- Were they intractable?
- Do the wounds still fester?
- Was positive change an end result?
- Do you have resources for dealing with conflict?
Here's the slides