Principles of Authentic Participation¶
This is the main page for the Principles of Authentic Participation. The purpose of these Principles are to define a core set of principles of what authentic participation means in multiple contexts (e.g. corporate, individual, humanitarian/NGO, etc.).
More information is available below. To find the Creative Commons-licensed source for these Principles, see the GitHub repo.
- Annotated Principles
- How do the Principles help?
- Why did we create these Principles?
This discussion took place across two working sessions at Sustain 2020:
Models for corporate accountability as open source community members (a.k.a. what does it mean to be a corporate member of open source communities?)
Principles of Authentic Contribution (session notes)
Across the sessions, we talked about the following:
How to participate in open source transparency and authentically as an organization
Desire to create an inter-organizational resource to take back to our orgs to help explain what authentic participating in open source actually looks like
Explore ways to build social accountability into our workplaces
Themes from Sustain conversations¶
The session notes are annotated and color-coded according to the following themes:
Maintainer responsibility: Open-sourcing your own projects or participating in existing communities
Guiding hand: Navigating contribution intent with a hidden agenda that is not well-communicated
Participation: Making key decisions while involving a community
Equalizing knowledge: Understated value in documentation?
Undervaluation of open source: Communicating less obvious perks for engaging authentically
You and corporation: Relationship between individual contributors and the organization they represent in their contributions