Forum .LRN Q&A: Response to Request for Comment: dotLRN Technology Governance

another comment on the continued references to the apache foundation. they are apples and oranges. The members of the apache governing bodies are the soul of that community, having intimate knowledge and experience as developers of the code base. the apache foundation members arose from their skill and contributions to the community as *developers*.

i understand the desire for busineses to have a neutral institution as a means to increase their own profits. but i find it strange from a few different perspectives. is mit sloan in the business of making money? what are the goals of mit sloan in this? second the institution itself appears not to be neutral, it appears as though its going to be dominated by MIT? who are potential initial members of its executive board?

in another sense, perhaps from a naive developer pespective, i don't care. as long as the code is free (as in speech) and such institutions do not dictate the development of the code.