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Being a leader in an open organization, then, means making connections: It involves doing the work of linking people both to each other and to some larger, shared picture. It's helping people understand how they can contribute to a collective effort in meaningful ways.
In conventional organizations, "knowledge is power." But in open organizations, that well-worn adage can be a destructive and downright disastrous guiding principle.
In this article, Savage takes a look at the different traits of people who contribute, what their aims are... and how other programmer should aim to balance them out when reading all those comments on pull requests.