I am reading with much interest the at times very passionate debates of the future of OH. I am also reading quite a bit of the struggles on how to engage in discussions and how to participate in decision making about the future of OH. All involved, developers, users, contributors and learners feel quite passionately, more so than seemingly can be expressed through the limitations of the forum. I would like to propose to the AC (@Kai, @rlkoshak, @digitaldan, @ysc, @wborn) to consider using a different platform for the governance of OH and the decision making. I am NOT challenging the structure and the ultimate decision making powers, but I would want to believe that participatory decision making is desired and welcome. There are nifty tools out there, in no particular order:
- liquid democracy: https://liqd.net/en/
(not a complete list, but my current favorites)
All are available as hosted or self-hosted platforms (all are open source as far as I remember)
It may take some pressure off the discussions here and add transparency to the decision making process.
Of course, the choice up to the foundation and the AC, but I wanted to mention this option just in case not everyone is familiar with them.