What does community mean to you?

I gave a talk at the 2009 Kalamazoo X conference that was entitled “Community – Get Involved!”. This was an interesting event where it wasn’t focused on technology, but rather soft skills and personal development. One of the organizers of the event, Mike Eaton, had contacted me a few weeks prior to the event and asked me to do this talk on what community is. What he didn’t know was that I had been keeping a blog post (this one in fact) sitting in my drafts folder for quite some time.