On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 20:30, Antoine Pitrou firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Lennart Regebro <regebro <at> gmail.com> writes:
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 17:42, R. David Murray <rdmurray <at> bitdance.com>
The first is that open source projects tend to be meritocracies. An otherwise unknown person being introduced to the community and immediately given privileges *just* because of the recommendation of another person
Since the recommendation is based on the persons merit, I fail to see the difference.
In an open source community, "merit" relates to that community. We don't give Linus Torvalds all rights on the project just because we know (or assume ;-)) he is tremendously competent.
Well, that's a blow against the merit-based position then. :)