Léo Le Bouter <lle-bout(a)zaclys.net> writes:
[...] "assemblées générales" where every member is welcome
has a voice?
You raise an important point that we need to be aware of even if we decide to go with a
more structured governance.
I am an astrophysicist and not a political theorist, so I can't say authoritatively
state at what level of complexity a direct democracy would become unwieldy. I had a
friend who joined a Quaker group and described their approach to decision making --
-- and it
seemed fascinating, although very time consuming.
But I think that most of the time projects evolve toward a board election approach as
being more practical and saving time, and then the role of democracy becomes one of being
able to remove board members.
I know that I do not like dealing with many things and am happy when others do :-)
But at a lower level of complexity I like small teams that play Cruyff-style "total
So is the GNU Assembly that big? Will it get that big? When does it need to go the way
of a board? How does money come in to it?