michele.renda at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 00:28:37 CEST 2009
On 05/04/2009 23:21, Steve Mosher wrote:
> The voting approach will be discussed. Basically I dont believe in
> letting idiots vote. You dont want me voting on your layout and
> convincing everyone with my superb rhetoric that your 8 layer design
> can be accomplished in 2 layers.. you get my drift. The community will
> have to have SME ( subject matter experts) They will have to have some
> undemocratic powers. my view at least.
Yes, I think you took the point.
I think, if there will be an open development, I would be better if
there will be a "meritocracy" vote.
Example: if there is to discuss about "use glamo chip" or not, I think
is not a good idea to have all the community speaking about the xglamo,
where 95% of the person speaking neither know the low level implication
to use a chip in place of another (and it is normal, because not all
people have this kind of knoledge).
I am one of these idiots.
What according me missed in openmoko was a community. Or better: there
are a lot of person in OpenMoko community. What we missed was a lead.
What we missed was an official voice from Openmoko. Often I took you
email as official announcement of OM, as official face.
But you are not a "community manager" but only a "maketing manager".
A community can't be democratic. Big projects as Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome,
etc. have a community that is formed by person that don't stay all in
the same level: there are leaders / there are developers / there are
maintainers. And between them there is a knowledge and respect because
they worked to get their position.
This bring people to be serious and to work collaborative. Without this
there are only people telling only: "The GSM module suck / The Wifi
module suck / All OM suck".
Only with this a collaborative project can born, and to have success. In
this case FIC have only to put the money when the project will be ready.
And remember that a open project may not be democratic. Usually the best
one are never democratic.
Someone here a long time wrote here: Ubuntu community was not an casual
thing. It was by design.
I would like to add: OpenMoko need something like this.
These are my 2 cents.
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