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

(they're tech driven but not in a bottom-up way, there's a core committee that tries to make decisions by consensus but which, if necessary, vote)
Some quotes from

"A PostgreSQL database developer is someone who is actually working on the project, not someone using it to develop an application or a website."

"Membership on the steering committee is by invitation only, by the other steering committee members, ..."

See who actually controls the direction of the project: