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Leslie Hawthorn
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Thank you for the signal boost, Sverre! :)
I have recently realized how important the social glue is in a team/project; a team will fall apart without it, regardless of the project. This is especially important in the open source community, where motivation usually comes in the form of wanting to scratch ones own itch, and once scratched, little other reason remains to continue working on the project. The people who provide this kind of social fabric often go without recognition, and the work is such that it's difficult to say "look, this is what I did".

+Leslie Hawthorn has written a thoughtful article on this subject, and proposes a way to address it.

http://bit.ly/LABHRNOW

It even comes with its own hashtag, what more can one ask? #LABHR

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The +Open Source Initiative  is kicking off its first ever individual membership drive. For just 40 USD per year, you can support the valuable work this organization does to protect and promote open source software. From the program incubator that has produced training content, to helping projects like openhatch.org with taking in donations, to stewarding the licensing of open source software, the OSI is an integral and vital part of our lives as open source community members. 

Please join as an individual member today. 

http://opensource.org/2014campaign

(Full disclosure: I sit on the OSI's Board of Directors.)
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