social media is community infrastructure and requires ethical, accountable governance as much as roads and bridges do.

re: software governance 

a benevolent dictatorship is neither ethical nor accountable, much less benevolent; BDFL is a joke of a term, used to disparage fragile or jealous governance. it is a tragedy that we are so alienated from governance to feel dictatorship is somehow wise.

re: software governance 

rather than cling to autocracy, software maintainers must learn to collaborate and delegate, to create cooperative authorities greater than themselves. the ASF and the PSF show some of the ways this can be done, to rally and train labor for a project, to marshal and organize resources — to make of a work a community institution.

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re: software governance 

@garbados Honestly, we need some organization that works with software projects to help them set up an ACTUAL governance system.

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