Art, today is judged, not by a clique of snotty art critics, but by a community of ordinary people spread across the length and breadth of the planet. Like other mediums of expression, it has managed to shrug off the middleman.
Tim Lee on the oft made mistaken fact that open source is about salaries when it is actually about organisation.
There is no “central management” for the Linux kernel, and it would probably be a less successful project if there were.
Some interesting results from a WikiEducator Survey [PDF Link]
- Half of the members are over 45 years old.
- WE is a community of educators, with 72% of respondents identifying themselves as teachers, lecturers or trainers
- 69% of new account holders want to learn Wiki skills. — that’s very encouraging.
- In September 2007 – there was a male gender bias (60% male and 40% female.) It appears that they are now on the right track with a 49:51 spilt between male and female respectively.