How to build a community around an inner source product

My experience with an active community building and maintaining multiple products with millions of users

Inner open source vs open source

The setup

6700+ commits by 153 people over the course of 5 years

Documentation

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Answer questions

Present it

Hold workshops

Try other formats

Pair up

Delegate

Use code reviews as an opportunity for communication

On-board new recruits

Physical gathering

Provide a safe environment

Praise good behavior

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Set an example

Wall of thanks

Things I wish we did differently

Conclusion

Knowledge Worker, MSc Systems Engineering, Tech Lead, Web Developer

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