Online Communities Are Still Catching Up to My Mother's Garden Club
Author : Nathan Schneider
Publisher : Hacker Noon
> The Internet has been plagued by a phenomenon I call “[[implicit feudalism]]”: a bias, both cultural and technical, for generating absolutist fiefdoms. Think about it: When was the last time you participated in an election for a Facebook Group, or sat on a jury for a GitHub project? Implicit feudalism is how platforms nudge users to practice (and tolerate) nearly all-powerful admins, moderators, and “benevolent dictators for life.” > > – [[Online Communities Are Still Catching Up to My Mother's Garden Club]]
Software project governance should be participatory.
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