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A Venn diagram of Open Source governance

Good governance of Open Source projects is really important: Allows for direction, priority and planning (both short and long-term). Allows for opinionated design decisions. Can resolve conflicts. Enables a financial body, i.e. to uphold fixed costs or compensate developers. Oversees maintainer workloads. Can enforce a Code of Conduct But rather than having clear governance, I see most projects (including my own) default to an unfulfilled mix of maintainers, community and owners.… Read more