- Justyna Szambelan
- Warsaw / Berlin
How does open source version control system resolve conflicts?
Clay Shirky explains, how tools developed by open source programmers could be used to create a participatory political system, with power distributed among citizens. Brilliant, I am totally in!
So, everyone would have access to the whole code (say, of our laws). It would be possible to track every change to whoever made it. However, I don't see how this innovative Version Control System resolves conflicts. What happens if two people have a very different idea on how a particular paragraph should look like? Do they settle this between themselves or are all affected by the change engaged in problelm resolution? What ensures that the best variant is chosen?