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From: Vasili Galchin <vasiliocaml@y...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Proposed community structure (was Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar)

Linus Torvalds

Eric Raymond ...

--- Matt Gushee <mgushee@havenrock.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 06:30:12PM +0100, Gerd
> Stolpmann wrote:
> 
> > I hope we don't need such a committee. First we
> should try to seek a
> > consensus. I suppose this will almost always be
> successful, and over
> > time we will have a situation where the voices of
> some people will have
> > more weight than the voices of others, simply
> because they are naturally
> > respected.
> > 
> > So I would suggest to postpone such a committee
> until it is really
> > needed, when everything else failed.
> 
> Yes. As a veteran of many committees (though in a
> very different context
> than this), I can testify that the structure and
> process of an
> organization can far too easily become an occupation
> in itself. If you
> have to decide how to form a committee, well that
> leads (backward) to
> the need to decide how to decide ... and surely one
> of the reasons Open
> Source has been so successful is that formal
> organization has been kept
> to a minimum, making it very easy for motivated
> people to get involved.
> 
> -- 
> Matt Gushee                 When a nation follows
> the Way,
> Englewood, Colorado, USA    Horses bear manure
> through
> mgushee@havenrock.com           its fields;
> http://www.havenrock.com/   When a nation ignores
> the Way,
>                             Horses bear soldiers
> through
>                                 its streets.
>                                 
>                             --Lao Tzu (Peter Merel,
> trans.)
> 
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