The second part is finding a few good ways to make it rewarding. The first thing we can (and must) do is to make people *feel* their work is worthy, appreciated: saying a “thank you” at the right time can do wonders.
Greg DeKoenigsberg is the Vice President of Product and Community for Eucalyptus Systems, Inc., where he leads both the product direction and the company relationship with the broader open source community. Greg brings to Eucalyptus over a decade of open source advocacy and community leadership, with the majority of this time spent building and leading communities for open source leader Red Hat. While at Red Hat, Greg served in various community leadership roles, including senior community architect, leader of the Fedora project, chair of the first Fedora Project Board, and Red Hat community liaison with the One Laptop Per Child project.