On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 17:42, R. David Murray firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
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.
may feel (especially to the non privileged) like a kind of nepotism. ("It's not what you contribute, it's who you know").
That is only a problem if we break the rules for certain people. But this discussion isn't about breaking the rules, but changing them.