Ubuntu's key to success

Posted by ggarron on May 20, 2013 4:30 AM EDT
Guillermo Garron; By Guillermo
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Ubuntu is not a consensus-based community. Consensus communities rarely work, and I am not aware of any Open Source project that bases their work on wider consensus in the community. It would be impossible and impractical to notify our community of every decision we make, let alone try to base a decision on a majority view, but we do try to ensure that major changes are communicated to our leaders first (this is something we have been driving improvements in recently). We always need to find the right balance between transparency and JFDI, and sometimes the balance isn’t quite there, but that does not mean there is some kind of illuminati-ish scheme going on behind the scenes.

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