Re: [forum] Re: A Call For Open Governance Of X Development (EgbertEich)
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On Sun, 23 Mar 2003, Paul de Vrieze wrote: > On Saturday 22 March 2003 23:13, Mark Vojkovich wrote: > > One of the problems with voting that is too open is that this > > becomes a popularity contest. I believe that most of the community > > doesn't have the knowledge necessary to pick the leadership that > > is best for the project - they merely know who they LIKE, and they > > haven't had enough experience to know who they can actually TRUST. > > Also, they're not the people who have to work under this management. > > It's people like myself who have to work under this management. > > > > I consider the only viable opensource voting system to be voting by feet. When > developers don't like the leadership they can activate it and go either > somewhere else or start a fork. If enough people agree, the fork will become > bigger than the original project, or the project will bleed to dead. I > consider this a very efficient voting mechanism that stems directly from > market economies. > Or both projects bleed to death, which I think is a very real possibility given the circumstances of the current schism. Mark.
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