Ben Collins-Sussman and Brian W. Fitzpatrick shares their opinions and best practices on “How to Protect Your Open Source Project from Poisonous People” in a session of Google Tech Talks. They suggested to tackle the issue of poisonous people in the project in 4 stages of protection, which allows administrator or owner to identify trouble maker or poisonous people and peacefully de-fuse them before they derail the project.
The Four Stages of Protection
- Comprehension – Understand what, who and how is poisonous people.
- Fortification – Fortify and protect a project from poisonous people.
- Identification – Identify who is these people.
- Disinfection – If you’re so unlucky, here how’s you can ‘disinfect’ your project.
Watch the video of the Google Tech Talks session on “How to Protect Your Open Source Project from Poisonous People” with lots of (often amusing) real-life anecdotes and experiences.