Forum .LRN Q&A: Response to Request for Comment: dotLRN Technology Governance
Regarding the issue of OpenACS nominating its own board members, well, you can ask, but you certainly have no right to demand. The GPL says MIT has the Freedom to do whatever they hell they want to with OpenACS code without consulting you, whether you like it or not, so long as they don't sell it. So any cooperation here--in both directions--is strictly voluntary. As Don says, I think you'll find that the TAB *will* reflect a serious attempt on MIT's part to actively engage the OpenACS leadership.
Regarding the allegation that multiple people were asked to be quiet, there were two people who made such claims. One of them was you, Neophytos. The other was Stephen Deasey in response to a private email that I sent him. As I noted earlier, I vehemently deny asking him to keep quiet. I did not ask him to do *anything* other than look at my user profile before casting aspersions on my motivations. If he wants to share that email with you, either publicly or privately, fine. It's a shame, though, that your level of trust is so low that it has to come to this.
And I happen to agree with Don: Regardless of how you feel regarding these various issues of substance, your overheated rhetoric is, to say the least, unhelpful and ungracious. You can attribute the words to somebody else, but you were the one who decided to post them in this context.