RFC: FESCo Future

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Thu Apr 27 08:12:35 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-04-27 at 02:45 -0500, Callum Lerwick wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-04-25 at 12:48 +0200, Neil Thompson wrote:
> > I become less and less convinced every year that democracy works in the free
> > software world - you tend to end up with people who are so focussed on maintaining
> > their popularity that they can't make the hard decisions - either that or marketroids
> > who start impacting on the technical side of the project.
> Open source is not politics. Its software engineering. Its computer
> science. Its... science! And science has nothing to do with democracy.
> The truth, The Right Thing, is not a democracy. No amount of sitting
> around and voting is going to make 2+2=5 or make Windows not suck.

Well, if you have 1 sig dig - it is possible for 2+2=5 (large values of
2) ;)

Pure democracy isn't necessarily the best thing even for nations -
tyranny of the masses. I think a mixture is a good thing, some appointed
members and some elected.

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