the tyranny of structurelessness,
by jo freeman
@gc Just skimmed through it. I think I mostly agree. Fast fordward to the article conclusions:
Delegation, Accountability, Distribution, Allocation, Rotation, Diffusion, Access.
If you take of each of these tenets, or basic principles, you come back to the same I was saying earlier.
You can't get all these at once without both technical and political competence.
@h while I think that setting up an organization in a way that promotes and cultivates those qualities among its members takes technical and political competence, participating in such an organization does not.
@gc If a representative has a mandate from their community and that representative is rotated, and there is an assembly of knowledgeable people each of whom are trusted by and accountable to their respective communities, that could work.
But that person shouldn't be a sysadmin, who's by definition someone who works in a technical capacity. A sysadmin is effectively a BDFL of the instance they manage.
A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.