A presentation where I start with a question; Is Community + Open Source = Sustainable Growth?
Through the presentation, I work to show how and why the answer is Yes. Enjoy.
Community + Open Source
= Sustainable Growth?
A presentation by Osioke Itseuwa, Community Product and
Who is Osioke
● Avid explorer and lifelong learner
● Amateur gamer and street photographer
● I believe community and open source are the next best thing since sliced bread, and
so I have been doing them both since 2010
● Left full-time work to build cooperatives like pavilion.tech and coopcreds.com to
better understand how communities and open source are changing the way we live
● Also building platforms like growthclinic.xyz and communitystaples.com to better
share and show my learnings and experiences
● osioke.com works too ;)
What is Community?
a group or gathering of people with or around shared interests, cultures or
What is Open Source
Open Source is
Open: unrestricted access, freely available, transparent …
Source: origin, birthplace, primary …
How can Growth be Sustained?
Examples of sustained growth
Uninfluenced biological ecosystems
from https://www.biologyonline.com/dictionary/ecosystem, we see that an
a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a
unit. … Thus, an ecosystem science definition entails an ecological community
consisting of different populations of organisms that live together in a particular
Ecosystems are cyclical; loops. Everything in
the community contributes or gives freely and
that allows every other thing to exist and
See more in the images that follow.
Images source: https://www.biologyonline.com/dictionary/ecosystem
Therefore, community + open source =
How can this be applied or recreated in
everyday systems and communities?
● The man who had dinner in heaven and hell: Using long forks to eat shows
the difference between heaven and hell
● The community supermarket: An entrepreneur closed a supermarket and the
community restarted it
● A day in the life of an open source project's community: Yomi joined asking
simple questions and later he is answering complex questions
What happens you say? Sustainable Growth!
Thank you for your time.