Anglospheric governance for online communities
Edward O’Connor ∎
OpenID & OAuth
bus factor = 1
BDFL doesn't scale
plug and play
healthy and productive
weird, lumpy rules
optimized for conflict minimization
developed from precedent
Journal of the House of Commons
One subject at a time: 1581.
Alternation between points of view: 1592.
Confinement to merits of pending question: 1610.
Templatization in America
different needs, same principles
already adapted for online use
IETF's process: RFC2026
membership: whoever shows up
"rough consensus and running code"
One subject at a time: separate mailing list threads
Alternation between points of view: ditto
Decorum in debate: mailing list etiquette & moderation
Confinement of debate to the merits of the pending question: ditto
different rules, same principles
Templatizing the IETF process
arbitrary, ad-hoc participation
establish scope in charter
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