Pass the Torch Without Dropping the Ball

A replacement plan/document is a great community resource, even when you’re not being replaced.

A year ago, as the role of RDO community manager at Red Hat was moving from one person to another, that team started thinking about what needs to be in place to effectively transition a role. More generally, the managers started thinking about planning, and documenting, for anyone’s eventual replacement.

This Open Source Summit EU presentation, from CentOS Community Manager Rich Bowen, RDO Community Manager Rain Leander, and Persea Consulting’s Mary Thengvall talks about what worked, what didn’t, and what had unexpected benefits for the larger community.

Image from tableatny via CC BY 2.0 license.

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About Brian Proffitt

Brian Proffitt is the Principal Community Analyst for Open Source and Standards team at Red Hat, responsible for community content, onboarding, and open source consulting. A former technology journalist, Brian is also a graduate lecturer at the University of Notre Dame. Follow him on Twitter @TheTechScribe

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