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Oh, – it’s because: I don’t think we know how to Work Openly. I think it’s something that needs to be studied, thought about, and optimized, – and I don’t think we’re there yet.
Historically, most work was done either individually or by a small community, and then eventually by a corporation.
But I’m not too aware of historical works that were intended to be collaborations of large numbers of people across the Internet.
I’d be really interested in a review of: “Where, in history, did large numbers of people collaborate at a distance?”
It occupies a curious space between “the state” (which has the relationship of masses + alienation + necessary-interaction,) and “the corporation” (which has the relationship of people fitting pieces together, as a large(r) body, with payment as a motive,) and volunteer labor by just about anyone. It can be thought if in Cathedral vs. Bazaar terms (per ESR), “stygmery,” etc.,. But I think it’s a recognizable and optimizable state.
And I think it is optimizing. It’s just slow, and will take many decades to get much better.