[Air-l] Open Communities and Closed Law

Joseph Reagle reagle at mit.edu
Wed Jun 14 13:35:49 PDT 2006

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What does the recent news of a Wikipedia CEO who is also a lawyer, an "oversight" function that makes hidden revisions to Wikipedia, and the threat of the Debian Project severing its relationship with its legally chartered non-profit have in common? A strong indication that open communities with a formal legal standing are a conflicted beast.

Should we have a new form of legal collectivity? Would it ever be possible?

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