Can we use word of mouth to reduce OSS stand-up times?

Here’s a tip for you to try on your next OSS project:
Instead of building a behemoth OSS with a million contributors (and a million opinions), stand up something simple (but meaningful) quickly and let word of mouth draw others in.

It’s a technique I’ve helped implement in some very “democratic” decision-making environments, environments where I’d previously struggled to get any significant project momentum.

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