Monday, March 12, 2007
Surviving poisonous people
The title to this post comes from a Google talk that I first found linked to by slashdot. Presented by Ben Collins-Sussman and Brian Fitzpatrick, they cover how to handle 'poisonous' participants in an open source development project. And to underscore why it's important to follow their advice comes this high-profile cautionary tale about what can happen when poisonous people do take control; they've nearly destroyed Gentoo Linux, if you can believe the editorial on DistroWatch.