Karl Fogel’s book, _Producing Open Source Software_, is available [in its entirety on the web](http://producingoss.com/). For those in a hurry, it’s available as a [single HTML page](http://producingoss.com/en/producingoss.html). As Jason Jackson has made clear, scholars should think of themselves as producing open source materials. Why not think more clearly about the processes involved? (It might make, at least, for better scholarship and better teaching of scholarship, and, at best, it might lead to innovative forms of scholarship.)
In addition to the book, Fogel also has some useful links, e.g. a Google video about how a project can survive the people who are interested in it.