Mitchell Baker schrieb:
> --If we don't *require* exposure, do we "facilitate" it?
> My own view is "not much" on the requiring exposure and "a lot more" on
> the facilitation side.
I'm absolutely with you here.
On the concrete example, I think that we should *facilitate* a blog
aggregator with the style and very open rules that Planet Mozilla has
(actually, I'd like one with *more* personal posts than our planet has
right now) but we should never *require* a Mozilla community member to
read that one.
If we require people to read such an aggregation for being a productive
community member, we should have one that is on topic directly related
to Mozilla mission-related activities (that includes all our "official"
Mozilla projects) only, no political/religious views, no "I went
hiking", no "cool book review", no "come to my
LGBT/feminist/Obama-campaign/christian/etc. meetup", no "why air travel
sucks", no "what Mac todo lists I've tried" stuff. We shouldn't require
anyone to read that.
Still, we have a ton of people in our community who don't meet and
casually hang out with other Mozilla people every day, like some
"privileged" people in areas with Mozilla Spaces have, so rarely get to
know the non-work personalities of Mozillians. We should have a blog
feed that can provide all that info in breadth, a feed nobody is
*required* to read at all, a feed that has all those posts so not every
one interested needs to manually subscribe to hundreds of feeds and
change them if someone changes his blog or whatever. I don't care about
its name, but until now, it was Planet Mozilla. We should continue to
have something that wide, we should facilitate Mozillians being able to
get to know each other's personalities, because Mozilla is ultimately
about the wide variety of *people* supporting our mission and Manifesto.
IMHO, in the end it's not about freedom of speech, in the end it's about
having a place where we can freely easily exchange all kinds of blog
posts about our personalities.
(And why blogs and not social networks? Basically because blogs are
decentralized, can be controlled by people themselves and are open to
anyone - which e.g. Facebook isn't, without an account I can't even read
anything and it's all owned by one single entity.)