This is a rough sketch of ideas on guidelines for managing the Sage user and developer community.
Cultivating an open source community
Art Of Community by Jono Bacon.
Producing Open Source Software by Karl Fogel.
Successful open source communities by Jeffrey M. Osier-Mixon.
Barriers to community growth by Dave Neary.
How Open Source Projects Survive Poisonous People (And You Can Too) --- in the Google Tech Talks series.
Community Management in Open Source Projects by Martin Michlmayr.
Managing Volunteer Activity in Free Software Projects by Martin Michlmayr.
Building a community around your F/OSS project by Aaron J. Seigo
Get Involved from Ubuntu
Jono Bacon's articles
On meritocracy within an open source project:
PHP Meritocracy by Andrei Zmievski.
How the ASF works from the Apache Software Foundation.
Eclipse Development Process from The Eclipse Foundation.
Questioning the merit of meritocracy by Kirrily Robert.
Open source development
Some notes on open source development and the importance of having mentors:
Promoting open source projects
Strategies for promoting an open source project: