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Conventions at Light Speed: What Hackers Can Learn From SF Fandom

by Eric S. Raymond

v1.0, 28 October 1998

Science-fiction fans have developed an excellent toolkit of techniques for running effective conventions and shows on a shoestring budget with all-volunteer staff. This document lays out some of the techniques for the use of people running Linux and open-source gatherings.

1. Introduction

2. Shaping the social space

3. Programming without bugs

4. Peer-to-peer communications

5. Staff Organization

6. Conclusion: Doing it with style

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