[CentOS] A Group is Its Own Worst Enemy

Tue May 17 14:34:26 UTC 2011
Christopher Chan <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk>

On Tuesday, May 17, 2011 07:56 PM, Jerry Franz wrote:
> On 05/17/2011 03:06 AM, John Doe wrote:
>> Maybe all the non-technical discussions could go into a "CentOS
>> Politics/Philosophy" new list...?
> And on that note, some required reading for everyone in this floating
> flame war. Don't skim it - read it.
> http://www.shirky.com/writings/group_enemy.html

"IRC channels and mailing lists are self-moderating with scale, because 
as the signal to noise ratio gets worse, people start to drop off, until 
it gets better, so people join, and so it gets worse. You get these sort 
of oscillating patterns. But it's self-correcting."

Who needs moderators? :-p

Interesting stuff about core groups and 'paranoid leaders that are good 
at identifying external enemies' - gee Shirky, did you have to put it 
that way? ;-P