[Foundation-l] About transparency

Ilario Valdelli valdelli at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 23:56:15 UTC 2007

What is community? Do you mean the same community who loves to discuss
and frequently to lose the aim of some votation or elections?

I agree, I am for a radical democracy but if all democracies use a
representative body probably this happens because a full democracy can
block any decision with a permanent indecision.

I have seen a "radical democracy" only in same cantons of Switzerland,
where votants are so few persons that if you would call them by phone
to have the vote, you require not so many hours to have a final


On Dec 28, 2007 7:51 PM, Derrick Farnell <derrick.farnell at gmail.com> wrote:
> None as far as I am aware - which is my complaint!  :-)
> But there are already mechanisms for the community to elect board members,
> and of course decide the content of projects, so why not also for every
> other decision? There could be an online location for such debates (the
> Foundation wiki?), which would be followed by a vote. Even if only a small
> percentage of the community takes part in such debates and vote, that would
> still be hugely more people than the 8(?) on the board - and the point is
> that any member can at least in theory get involved, and have a vote. I've
> been an anonymous contributor for years, but am new to this list - has the
> community actually every agreed to the board growing from merely being an
> unwelcome legal necessity , as described in the piece in my earlier post? As
> the author wrote:

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