The article lists two important lessons for open source developers:
- You can't boss around volunteers
at best you will drive them away, and at worst you will drive them toward the competition.
- Collaborating with a community means willingness to adapt and change.
The community may move in directions that you did not anticipate before you began; if you refuse to listen to it or refuse to make adjustments, you are likely going to kill it. (Willis 2007)