Governance and responsibility

Michael Bernstein webmaven at
Mon Sep 26 03:21:05 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-09-25 at 18:50 -0700, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> hen I say that the OSI doesn't speak for the community, I'm not
> speaking for the community, only for myself.  To the extent that I am
> part of the community, and to the extent that others in the community
> agree with me that the OSI does not speak for us, then the OSI does
> not speak for the community.  I don't have to speak for the whole
> community to make OSI's claim to speak for the whole community false.

While I am most definitely sympathetic to your arguments for greater
transparency and processes for determining a mandate and so forth, I
have to say that the above is something of a strawman:

Speak for the whole community != speak for the community (as a whole)

- Michael Bernstein

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