Internet Policy Formation (1/2)

Primary Characteristics

"We reject kings, presidents and voting. We believe in rough consensus and running code." Clark.
Open Participation ("We")
citizen engineer:  citizen is a contributor to her space (lists, Web, MUD, FAQ)
Consensus. ("... believe in rough consensus ...")
is it good enough, does it merit moving on, are there show stoppers?
No Kings ("... reject kings, presidents and voting.")
consensus mediated by Elders, citizen engineers who built the space and institutions others inhabit.
Running Code / Implementation ("... believe ... in running code.")
all policy is tested by both its support and formulation through implementation