I came across this post http://blogs.msdn.com/dtjones/archive/2010/01/06/what-makes-a-strong-community.aspx that talks about the SQL Server community – if you replace SQL Server with PowerShell I think the post is even more valid.
According to the post the two things that make a strong community are:
- the ability to get questions answered – quickly and with quality answers
- the welcoming of newcomers
For the PowerShell community I would add the support and openness of the PowerShell team –for instance compare the amount of information we get compared to some other products.
We still need to keep working on 1 & 2 above to make sure we stay a strong community.