Hi Dominic & List,
I'm interested in what you mean by chaos in your leadership. Would you mind
explaining a bit more fully?
I think this question of democracy is increasingly important, perhaps
particularly where there is a shift from OS software (which seems to have
less grey areas as to how change manifests and which changes are lasting) to
OS culture. Who is benefiting from these projects (for instance when artists
are involved)? And is community being created and sustained, or are these
often more akin to "drop and dash"? How do we evaluate these practices?
On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 7:33 AM, Dominic Smith <
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> Hello List,
> I have been lurking and reading all contributions one thing that has come
> up a few times is the notion of managing an open source project, engaged
> participation and the idea of democracy.
> The main question I would like to raise in this thread is -- "Is Open
> Source a Democratic system"?
> As a co-founder of an Open Source organisation I sympathise greatly with
> Katie Hargraves comments in an earlier thread on questions of leadership
> within her organisation. I was at a talk a while back about a project we
> were involved in called Grow Your Own Media Lab
> http://ptechnic.org/gyoml/gyoml-data.html. I had to discuss our
> participation in this project. It came as a great relief to me when the
> speaker before me described the management of his large organisation as
> chaos as I thought I would be the first to admit it.