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Submission + - A Measure of Your Team's Health: How You Treat Your "Idiot" (intuit.com)

Esther Schindler writes: Every team has someone who at the bottom of its bell curve: an individual who has a hard time keeping up with other team members. How your team members treat that person is a significant indicator of your organization’s health.

That's especially true for open source projects, where you can't really reject someone's help. All you can do is encourage participation... including by the team "dummy."

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A Measure of Your Team's Health: How You Treat Your "Idiot"

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I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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