1. Anglospheric governance for online communities
    Edward O’Connor ∎

  2. WTF?

  3. online communities

  4. shared output

  5. Wikipedia

  6. microformats

  7. WHATWG

  8. OpenID & OAuth

  9. etc., etc.

  10. ad-hoc process

  11. no process

  12. BDFL

  13. bus factor = 1

  14. BDFL doesn't scale

  15. lightweight

  16. plug and play

  17. healthy and productive

  18. <interlude class="historical">

  19. deliberative assembly

  20. parliamentary procedure

  21. evolved

  22. unplanned

  23. weird, lumpy rules

  24. optimized for conflict minimization

  25. developed from precedent

  26. Journal of the House of Commons

  27. One subject at a time: 1581.

  28. Alternation between points of view: 1592.

  29. Decorum: 1604.

  30. Confinement to merits of pending question: 1610.

  31. Templatization in America

  32. Jefferson's manual

  33. Cushing's manual

  34. Robert's Rules

  35. non-legislative contexts

  36. different needs, same principles

  37. </interlude>

  38. already adapted for online use

  39. IETF's process: RFC2026

  40. membership: whoever shows up

  41. no voting

  42. "rough consensus and running code"

  43. One subject at a time: separate mailing list threads

  44. Alternation between points of view: ditto

  45. Decorum in debate: mailing list etiquette & moderation

  46. Confinement of debate to the merits of the pending question: ditto

  47. different rules, same principles

  48. Templatizing the IETF process

  49. informal

  50. geographically distributed

  51. F2F impossible

  52. arbitrary, ad-hoc participation

  53. fluid membership

  54. CommunicationProtocols

  55. mailing lists

  56. wikis

  57. IRC

  58. SocialAffordance

  59. establish scope in charter

  60. asynchronous decision-making

  61. consensus

  62. CommunityWiki

  63. thank you

  64. slides

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