There are some things that every community needs.
This set of requirements applies to any type of community, for example:
- software projects
- product lines
Even if these things are in place, there is no guarantee that the the community will flourish. Without them, however, the community is certain to dwindle and die.
If our aim is building community then we will need:
A purpose that members will consider worthwhile and achievable.
Someone to champion the cause. Someone to guard, guide and govern the community. That’s probably you, but it doesn’t have to be.
The people, time and finances to achieve the goals of the community.
Faith in the Community
A belief that there are others who share a passion for the vision, and who are committed to its realisation.
A forum for that community to share ideas and offer encouragement.
If a community does not grow, it will die.
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