June 16, 2006

vía air-l: “Open Communities and Closed Law” (Open Codex: Joseph Reagle)

“What does the recent news of a Wikipedia CEO who is also a lawyer, an “oversight” function that makes hidden revisions to Wikipedia, and the threat of the Debian Project severing its relationship with its legally chartered non-profit have in common? A strong indication that open communities with a formal legal standing are a conflicted beast. (…)”

addenda: Shay David

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