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- There appears to be nothing in the other article which was not in this one, so I have redirected that title to this. The two articles appear to have been created as identical duplicates, but this one has been somewhat expanded since. PamD 10:24, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure what open collaboration is, but I don't think I can take the definition we convey too seriously. How does basing decisions on merit prevent decisions from being imposed? And how can governance be both egalitarian and meritocratic?
Is there a better definition available? --Chealer (talk) 02:59, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
- You're right. The definition is not only confusing, it is also unsubstantiated. I'll seek something more reliable. 184.108.40.206 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 23:22, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
Alexis sound is needed for each word with definition; along, with a example sentence(s).