Open Leadership and Events/Open Recommendations

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There is a large supply of resources available to learn about what it means to work open and how you can apply these practices to your work and community. The Open Leadership & Events Team compiled our favorite resources to help you master working open.

Have resources to add to this list? We'd love to hear from you!

Mozilla’s Top Working Open Best Practices & Resources

Here is a list of our favorite working open best practices and resources created by Mozilla.

  • Use this easy-to-do Working Open checklist to set your project up for open and collaborative success. This checklist includes things you can start TODAY. Remix it to tailor the checklist for your specific community and work.
  • This free, 60-minute Open Leadership 101 online course. Learn the basics of participation, collaboration, and sharing on community-driven projects. Discover what working open can do for your project, and explore open projects from across the network.
  • This de-jargon training activity teaches how to set up effective README files for open projects and eradicate jargon and exclusive vocabulary from your resources.
  • The Open Leadership Framework - a set of principles, practices, and skills people can use to mobilize their communities to solve shared problems and achieve shared goals.
  • These Open Data Training Primers developed by the Mozilla Science Lab and their community members.
  • The Open Leaders Culture Track and Project Track Syllabi.
  • The Open Events Guide is a lightweight, easy to use, text-based guide to building open events of all kinds. This Guide should help you create more inviting and productive community events.

Other Working Open Best Practices & Resources

This list includes our favorite working open resources that are not published by Mozilla.

  • This Up-Goer Five Text Editor. Can you explain a hard idea using only the ten hundred most used words? It's not very easy. But important for inclusively working open.
  • - an online bank of published stories about creating, adopting, and sharing open source solutions.
  • The Contributor Covenant - a code of conduct for open source projects.

Working Open Reading List