On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 10:20:37AM +1000, Daniel Stone wrote: > So, basically, instead of having a cabal of 1, OFTC have gone the > obviously far superior route of having a cabal of 16. I'm trying very hard to maintain my levels of boredom and disinterest with this IRC network war, but I would point out that with the types of personalities we have in our community, a cabal of sixteen is barely a cabal at all. While such an oligarchy may not be as representative or democratic as one may like, getting a simple majority in a group that large can be a feat. Debian's cabal, by contrast, numbers in the single digits, and has members who go dormant from time to time to further obscure their true numbers and identities. ;-) Unless the OFTC leadership suffers from an epidemic of groupthink, I wouldn't be too concerned about a leading body of sixteen people becoming cabalistic. -- G. Branden Robinson | Psychology is really biology. Debian GNU/Linux | Biology is really chemistry. email@example.com | Chemistry is really physics. http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | Physics is really math.
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