Forum OpenACS Improvement Proposals (TIPs): Re: TIP #1 (Proposed): OpenACS Core Team Rules and Responsibilities
Here's a snippet from what I've wrote in that thread (date: April 25, 2003):
Having said that, I would like to contribute my 2 cents in this discussion. I believe that most good examples of consortiums/organizations of this form have one basic principle that I strongly believe should also be a fundamental rule for any future governance body that will be formed:
<em>No single company or a coalition of interests should be able to control the faith of the project.</em>
What I'm saying is that the governance body, *IMHO*, should be formed of a variety of people with no common interests (in the sense of funding and so on) so that the project won't shift away based on the interests of that one entity or coalition.