There’s an interesting bit of drama going on in the Ubuntu Discourse forums. There’s a bit of tension between the vBulletin community and the new Discourse community. It’s fascinating to watch the dynamics between AskUbuntu (StackExchange), Ubuntu Forum (vBulletin) and Ubuntu Discourse (the place for more sprawling discussions). I’m also trying to get a handle on why Discourse serve a tech support function as well.
There’s a bunch of exciting things happening right now with community software.
Also, thanks for the link to Jorge Castro’s post about the watercooler. I hadn’t see that before. I notice that his blog is using Octopress. I’ve been experimenting with that a bit, but we decided to launch our corporate blog with just straight Jekyll.