Blockchain initiatives can look to open source governance for lessons on establishing trust.
We see this same dynamic in open source communities.
To be sure, some grumble that open source foundations have become too common and that many are too dominated by paying corporate members.
Simon Phipps, currently the president of the Open Source Initiative, gave a talk at OSCON way back in 2015 titled “Enough Foundations Already!”
Open source projects can be sponsored by a company while still putting systems and governance in place that are welcoming to outside contributors.
To the degree that we can equate blockchain consortiums with open source communities, this suggests that business blockchain initiatives should look to open source governance for lessons.