Open content is even more contentious than open source software. There is a large quantity of opposition to keeping information free. Persecution and prosecution of people who work to keep informed content free continues. Because of the danger of self-censorship in a closed or partially open format, it is safer to work entirely in the open.
This snippet of text is taken directly from the Steering Committees charter.
I have no doubt that they believe they are being responsible. But they are also being exclusive.
Time will tell if this really is an animal farm scenario. Right now it certainly feels like it.
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