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Re: am I paying vroom to continue his dictatorship?by vroom (Pope)
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First off not a dime from the offering plate or YAS has ever or will ever go to pay for my work on the site.
However, if he is now part of YAS and receiving money from them
When YAS was talking with us about the possibility of slurping up PM they didn't want to change the way the site was managed because by and large it works. They wanted to make contributions tax deductible and tap into several different areas for fostering Perl development.
YAS also provides a better caretaker for PM than perhaps a nice company that wants to see the site succeed but is spending money rather than making money on it. One of YAS's goals is to promote Perl and Open Source development.
I'm not sure what you're looking for out of this site. At the very least it's provided you a forum to state your problems with how it is run. That's a lot more than you'd get as a lot of places.
The U.S. has a representative democracy because it works better than a true democracy. If everyone had a vote on everything things tend to rapidly degenerate. The person or group who is the most convincing/charismatic/talks the loudest will be able to sway a large portion of the vote. Lack of consistent vision/direction is likely to cause more problems in the end. I'm guessing the founding fathers thought about this. This is also probably why Larry hasn't put a vote on perl.com to decide which features will go into Perl 6.
I'd be happy to take nominations for someone else to take over the /reig?ns/ of the site. Hell, I nominate jcwren he's got a whole lot more time to code up cool PM-related stuff than I do it seems. We can all vote on it. I'd probably end up winning because of my mind control powers as a fiendish cult leader but I digress.