The state of Gentoo
Posted Sep 15, 2011 10:14 UTC (Thu) by syntaxis
Parent article: The state of Gentoo
Meritocracy and democracy need not be mutually exclusive. If power is to be centralised in the name of efficiency, a mechanism similar to Debian's General Resolutions (enabling sufficiently contentious/questionable decisions to be overridden by developer plebiscite) could well prove a handy failsafe/safety valve.
Though the author explicitly states his bias, nonetheless the penultimate paragraph is a trifle rich - most especially, the last sentence. Of course governance is primarily a means to an end (and the fact that they're called Linux "distributions" serves as a clue to what sort of end that might be). I suspect that the organizational structure he mentions wherein everyone is equal is a straw man, but would be glad of links to any serious proposals for transitioning to such a system, if they actually exist.
But, that's just one small portion of what I thought was an otherwise excellent article. Thanks for writing it. :-)
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