Monday, April 20, 2009
The Open Source Project that Social Media Made
I realized recently that my open source project, Compass, has become popular enough to consider it moderately successful. It has a community, I get bug reports and patches. People write blog posts about it without prompting. I've been asked to give talks about it. All those benefits that you tell your company they will get when you release something into the wild, but that rarely actually happens. It occurred to me that the history of how Compass came to be is actually the story of how social media can make and shape a software project. So I thought I'd share that history with you.