So you wanna be a Linus Torvalds?

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ConferenceExtended Abstract at the Conference on Engaging in Open Source 2006 (CEOS'06), June 1-2, 2006., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Abstractn this paper, I present a series of lessons learned on how to effectively run a small Open Source experience. These lessons are based on my own experience as the leader of VoiceCode [2] [6], a project that aims at developing an integrated programming-by-voice toolbox. By this we mean tools that allow programmers with Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) to write computer code by talking to their machine instead of typing. The VoiceCode project started in 1999 by the National Research Council of Canada, and was first officially released in 2003. The system is now at a point where it can be used by programmers to do real work, and there have been over 7200 downloads so far. The project has also attracted the attention of the media [4]. In the process of leading this project, I have learned many important lessons; too many to discuss exhaustively here. I will however share three that seem particularly important.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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