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Governance of a project

Oct 30, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Open Source guru, project mentor and sometime contributor to these forums Ross Gardler recently wrote three blog posts for Outercurve on the topic of project leadership and governance, and I thought they might be of general interest. These posts are designed to explain why a formal model is needed:

A description of one extreme form of model, the centralized benevolent dictator model:

A description of the opposite extreme, the distributed meritocratic model:

While these posts deliberately set out to describe extremes, the governance model of any project will guide its participants towards a middle ground suited to the project goals and the personalities involved.

Food for thought,