[Noisebridge-discuss] FidoNet Policy as community history

Adrian Chadd adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 20:38:33 UTC 2014


Hi,

Historical stuff is fun, but please keep in mind that the fidonet
community although flamey and enraging, had an underlying motivating
thing - you could just be disconnected. So there's still a power
hierarchy present there.


-a


On 31 March 2014 13:36, Naomi Gmail <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Submitted for the consideration of Noisebridgers interested in a Better Way, the FidoNet workings came to the mind of a coworker when i told him about what's happening at NB lately.
>
> http://www.fidonet.org/policy4.txt
>
> (This is a discussion topic, not a proposal.)
>
> Interesting aspects of FidoNet:
>
> * a hierarchical tree structure where regional nodes branch from a center.
>
> * concerns and complaints are raised at the smallest node level, and escalated if they can't be resolved.
>
> There are echoes here of systems proposals for NB that involve working groups.
>
> Just something to ponder.
>
> --Naomi
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