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Here is the Manifesto for Community-Agile Software Guidance

We are uncovering better ways of developing, deploying and supporting software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:
Knowledge and motivation over sitting together

Community collaboration over in-house development

Integrating contributions over iteration planning

Quality every build over quality every release

That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

The full paper explaining the values, principles and practices is available here. You can sign the manifesto below by adding a comment stating you agree. To get involved, join the team.



1. Elliot Murphy - July 9, 2008

Lovely work Ian, thanks for writing down what we’ve been experimenting with and learning about.

2. Joey Stanford - July 9, 2008

Great work Ian! As Elliot said, thanks for writing down what we’ve been experimenting with and learning about.

3. Haig Evans-Kavaldjian - July 10, 2008

Hear, hear!

4. John Arbash Meinel - July 18, 2008

Oh, to find out all this time I thought I was working, when I was really just participating in an experiment on development practices. It really is a great way to work.

5. sidnei - October 9, 2008

Really great work Ian. It is great to see some of those ideas that most of us experiment in practice to be written down to paper (or e-paper even. 🙂

6. Louis - November 20, 2008

My God Bless you and your family..

7. Ravi - November 25, 2008

I really like the idea. Let generate some momentum around this initiative and make it more visible and successful.

8. dan - March 22, 2009

Would love to see this put into practice more.

9. Craig Huffstetler - April 7, 2009

Great job! I would really also like to see this gain some momentum. What can we do to help spread the word?

10. Ian Clatworthy - April 7, 2009

One way to spread the word would be to put together an article and submit it to http://www.infoq.com say.

11. Jamal Fanaian - December 15, 2009

Great work! This is going to be very useful, and of course, I agree!

12. Vitaliy Kulikov - April 8, 2010

what about to post this perfect guide on wikipedia OR ubuntu wiki !? could it be discussed by blueprint?

Adam Carmichael - April 14, 2010

I learned about this on Wikipedia only a few hours ago 😀

Adam Carmichael - April 14, 2010

Wait no I apologise – it *is* different to the link I saw on Wikipedia. I shouldn’t be reading this early in the day.

Rock - December 13, 2014

In the coatcilmped world we live in, it’s good to find simple solutions.

13. Gert Hengeveld - October 7, 2010

The link is down. Luckily Google has it in cache.

14. Vitaliy Kulikov - February 3, 2011

pals, do u have pdf version !?

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