>A democracy with no voting and judges that have no rules. Don't claim the linux model is a
democracy then, it obviously isn't. Democracy should more or less be equivalent to "Majority
rules" - when you don't vote how can majority rule? Explain why the model works for linux
No it's a democracy to the right limit. i.e. you can post a feature, even if Linus himself
said OK, and another developer found something bad in your code, Andrew or subsystem
maintainer won't merge the code till it has zero objections.
It's just hidden democracy. i.e., there's no formal process but there's informal way which is
more pragmatic and solve the 'merge/not-merge' problem quite well (in most cases).