[maemo-community] Explaining karma

From: Andre Klapper aklapper at openismus.com
Date: Thu Aug 14 17:45:54 EEST 2008
Am Donnerstag, den 14.08.2008, 14:23 +0100 schrieb Sebastian
'CrashandDie' Lauwers:
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 2:06 PM, Dave Neary <dneary at maemo.org> wrote:
> > Most
> > civilisations have a minimum age requirement for voting in elections
> > because children are not considered to have sufficient life experience
> > to make that decision. In free software communities, new members are not
> > considered full card-carrying members straight away, for the same
> > reason. There is a culture to maintain. And allowing anyone to vote is
> > not democracy at work, it is mob rule.
> Yes, indeed, there is a minimum age to vote, but there is no minimum
> IQ, no minimum education needed to vote.
> And rightfully so.

You forgot another important requirement: Citizenship. And that's the
point here, being some kind of citizen of Maemo.
If all the people of the world could vote the their favorite US
president instead of US citizens only, well... some people may like that
idea, but that's not how it works, right? ;-)

Andre Klapper (maemo.org bugmaster)

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