Linux kernel: democracy that doesn't vote
Posted Apr 25, 2008 15:46 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Linux kernel: democracy that doesn't vote
Parent article: ELC: Morton and Saxena on working with the kernel community
OK, that's not voting. Voting is a mathematical process; there are lots of other words for that: consensus, giving opinion, giving advice, etc.
If merely stating your position on LKML could be called voting, then citizens that go before a city council meeting to argue against a new zoning ordinance would be said to be voting on the ordinance.
Voting is the simplest way to implement democracy, and I think many people assume it's the only way, which is why Andrew feels the need to call it "democracy that doesn't vote."
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