How to Run a Successful Free Software Project

This is a recommendation for a Libre / Free book that applies to the Whonix Libre Software project. Link to the online version of the book:

Table of Contents:

Especially important I find at the moment chapter 4, Social and Political Infrastructure that discusses leadership, decision finding, participation, voting rights, voting systems, polls, consensus and more.

I wanted to keep this blog post neutral and only informative. In another blog posts I am following up with other useful concepts such as

  • consensus, the systemic consensus principle,
  • lazy consensus,
  • do-ocracy,
  • as well as with the current state of decision finding / participation

in Whonix development. See:

After that I plan on starting a discussion on how we want to handle these things in Whonix.