[Foundation-l] models for adminship/wiki leadership

Sebastian Moleski sebmol at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 08:37:58 UTC 2007

On 4/10/07, Mark Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just a note:
> Teh idea that adminship is no big deal and that it is more like being
> a janitor than a politician is often repeated, and should be true in
> theory, but it is not the way admins are perceived on most projects.

Maybe this has something to do with the fact that they are commonly the only
elected users for each project. If the whole community is supposed to get
together to vote on a candidate, that vote alone creates the probably not
unfounded impression that this is important. Think about it this way: how
many organizations have their membership vote on the janitor? And who in
their right mind is going to go through a process that not rarely is used to
rehash old conflicts and "roast" candidates for everything they've done
wrong at some time, for one or two weeks? The more selective a process is,
the more valuable is its outcome.


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