OK, I confess I wasn’t writing so as to leave breathing space to the piece about author rights vs community rights :-). But I just can’t let this go by.
Here is a very interesting and relevant post by Ed Mitchell (of KB fame, even if he’s now doing better things). He’s observed some very relevant things about the evolving nature of facilitation and the flows and links between the “wider community” and a specific resource. He proposes a decentralised facilitation model based on his experience. And (while I disagree with his interpretation of the facts in the specific context of CoPs :-D) all in all he regals us with a very serious bit of learning.
This is real-world. Primum vivere, deinde filosofare, to be pedantic. Ed’s been there.