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Re: Org Types, was: The big MySQL spin

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com
Cc: Claudio Natoli <claudio(dot)natoli(at)memetrics(dot)com>,"'Lamar Owen'" <lowen(at)pari(dot)edu>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>,Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Org Types, was: The big MySQL spin
Date: 2004-03-12 04:06:34
Message-ID: 200403120406.i2C46YM25200@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Josh Berkus wrote:
> Hmmmm ....
> 
> Anarchistic/Democratic Ogliarchic Meritocracy, really.
> 
> Boy, ain't that fun to say!
> 
> The Core may be an "ogilarchy", but most things are decided individually or 
> collectively by Hackers and the sub-project leads, whose influence is almost 
> directly based on seniority and contributions to the project.   Also, we 
> seldom take votes with actual counts; our "voting" process tends to be more 
> reminicent of anarchist labor organizations and political groups, where we 
> attempt to build a consensus out of all participants or "all minus one".

Agreed.  People who disagree usually have some good point that we can
work into the solution to make it better, and have everyone happy.

> Also, Core is aware that we can't do anything that we can't persuade the 
> majority of contributors is a good idea, lest we lose people from the 
> project.

Now that is a good analysis!

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