The Doctor Who Model of Open Source

Article Source FOSSBazaar
June 30, 2009, 3:47 am

Peter Murray-Rust describes the governance model of some FOSS projects related to chemistry: the “Blue Obelisk community seems to have evolved a ‚ÄúDoctor Who‚Äù model. You‚Äôll recall that every few years something fatal happens to the Doctor and you think he is going to die and there will never be another series. Then he regenerates. The new Doctor has a different personality, a different philosophy (though always on the side of good). It is never clear how long any Doctor will remain unregenerated or who will come after him. And this is a common theme in the Blue Obelisk.”