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Introduction

The Replicant project sometimes needs to take decisions. The decisions are currently taken by the steering commitee.

It would be better if this is made more horizontal:
  • It would remove the single points of failure
  • The decisions would be better and less horizontal

Challenges

The main issues with a more horizontal governance in Replicant are:
  • To ensure that the decisions being taken are informed decisions
  • The Replicant project doesn't become a nonfree distribution

Examples

Project governance can work in completely horizontal way, however to do that projects typically need to implement some rules1.

Examples:
  • Some free software projects require to follow meetings or pay a membership to be able to vote. The goal behind that is to avoid taking uninformed decisions.
  • Events organization projects do manage to take very well informed decisions in a very efficient and fast way2.

References

1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elinor_Ostrom
fn2. https://media.ccc.de/v/Camp2019-10204-participatory_art_event_tools_co-creation_and_silk_road_networks

Updated by Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli 19 days ago · 1 revisions