I proposed the following as a BOF for the Sakai Conference this June 14-16 in Los Angeles. It is a crazy idea based on my SI124 – Network Thinking course.
This will start with a 20 minute summary presentation of the book, “The Starfish and the Spider”, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Starfish_and_the_Spider) followed by an open-ended discussion about governance models for open source projects. Participants are encouraged to read the book before the conference. But for those who don’t feel like reading the whole book, we will provide a short summary of the book that folks can either read before they come to the meeting or even in the first few minutes of the BOF.