RT @lrettig: Excited to announce the birth of the Ethereum Cat Herders, the launch of the all core devs project management fund on @GetGitcoin, and to welcome @5chdn as upgrade release manager! I just published Decentralizing Ethereum project management https://t.co/2bJFEKPDJf
Point 1 sounds a lot like departmentalization rather than decentralization. The major innovation includes having e.g. a paid pool of note-takers instead of e.g. volunteer note-takers. Paying people for doing things isn't decentralization. It's just more well organized.
Point 2 is the exact opposite of decentralization. Naming one person to "help lead" something is in fact the epitome of centralization. No disrespect to Afri, but even if he's plural, adding him to "help lead" is not decentralizing.
Point 3 yay, you are a group, with a single point of contact. The good news is that it's yet another group with yet another voice at the table. However, that's actually centralization because it's one voice for N members, rather than N voices joining the table independently.
Centralization is inevitable and we shouldn't fight it or claim that it is wrong by some a-priori standard, but when it crows that it is decentralization, it's just wrong.
> when it crows that it is decentralization, it's just wrong.
Agree, and this is what I was getting at when I posted the link to this [essay on structurelessness](https://www.jofreeman.com/joreen/tyranny.htm) the other day. Turns out true decentralization is kind of a myth; informal networks always arise (if they're not present from the beginning), which means some group of people is always in charge.
When the people in charge via informal networks keep pushing the idea of decentralization, it's a sure sign of corruption.
wont work. the point of project management is to have some one take responsibility for timelines. contrary to decentralisation. realistically none of you would do that. and the rest of the devs would resent having someone who calls themself a project manager chasing after them.
It's very difficult, but there is a tendency to change this one person / one responsibility principle. Though very efficient and proven, this approach doesn't fit well to distributed teams solving complex problems and also scaling is a problem if you have ultimate decisions and progress tracking done by only one responsible person.
So as Agile changes the way or working, it also makes sense to try other methods for project management. As work is getting more distributed and complex, methodology to manage this work must adapt as well.
This. At some point we will have to openly admit that blockchain development is "delegated proof of interest". Is the network decentralized? Mostly. Is and can development be decentralized? Probably no. We are humans, not ants. From children to adults we naturally create group hierarchies. [It probably runs down as deep as neural structures.](https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959438810001261)
Also, GitCoin isn't decentralized development. It is outsourcing on steroids. Some Ethereum people either believe in a meme utopia or don't want to call things what they really are.