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「開放源碼社群的年度聚會」

「開放源碼」、「社群」、「聚會」,聚會應該是不用考慮了,有辦就有;開放源碼在這裡是個形容詞,不討論;那麼,剩下的關鍵就是「社群」到底是什麼。

有沒有「社群」?

社群定義

In biological terms, a community is a group of interacting organisms sharing an environment. In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness. In sociology, the concept of community has caused infinite debate, and sociologists are yet to reach agreement on a definition of the term. Indeed, one can find 94 discrete definitions of the term even as early as mid-1950s.

生物學上來說,所謂的「社群」意指一群在共同環境中互動的有機體。在人類的社群中,有可能因興趣、信仰、資源、偏好、需求、風險等許多條件而群聚,並影響社群參與者的身份及對社群的向心力。在社會學的定義上,「社群」這個概念目前爭議不斷、還沒有個共識,即使到了 1950 年代中期,對社群這個詞也有 94 種不同的定義。

Traditionally a "community" has been defined as a group of interacting people living in a common location. The word is often used to refer to a group that is organised around common values and social cohesion within a shared geographical location, generally in social units larger than a household. Wider meanings of the word can refer to the national community or global community. Communis comes from a combination of the Latin prefix com- (which means "together") and the word munis probably originally derived from the Etruscan word munis- (meaning "to have the charge of").

傳統的「社群」是定義為住在同一區域、彼此互動的居民,這個詞通常拿來指某個地理範疇中,依據相同價值觀及社會凝聚力而組織,成為比「家庭」更大一點的群體。擴大解釋時,則可以是全國、甚至全球性的社群。Communis 這個字由拉丁文前綴 com- (意為「一起」) 及 munis 組成,munis 很可能源於伊特魯里亞語的 munis- (意為「to have the charge of」)。

最後一句不會翻,殘念。Anyways,基於這樣的模糊定義,開源人年會是給開源人的年會,雖說齊聚一堂的是開源人、卻似乎必須得先齊聚才來劃分社群、而無法作為一個社群的集合體 — 因為社群概念如此模糊、找不到頭抓不到尾。

這樣一想會覺得所謂「社群的聚會」其實只是個事後才能講的句子,而永遠無法是在籌辦之時就規劃進去。

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