compulsory accreditation (was Re: [Linux-aus] Interview with Mark Lloyd from ACS ...)

Stewart Smith stewart at
Fri Sep 29 23:13:03 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-09-29 at 14:38 +1000, Christopher Yeoh wrote:
> At 2006/9/29 14:15+1000  Brenda Aynsley writes:
> > 
> > ah so you're saying registration of IT practitioners is not a good thing 
> > no matter who is the registering authority because it means some sort of 
> > peer review of capabilities which therefore undermines the contribution 
> > that people can make?
> Open source development relies on the peer review of the actual
> contribution.  If you have peer review of what is actually
> contributed, peer review of what capabilities you think the
> contributor may have becomes a lot less relevant.
> It doesn't matter so much what people are theoretically capable of,
> but what they actualy deliver. Open Source development reviews what
> they deliver, registration techniques review what they are a capable
> of.
> I think registration/qualifications are useful measure for potential
> employers and people wanting to contract work out. I just think that
> downsides of *mandatory* registration outweigh the benefits.

Very well put Chris.

I totally agree and have been trying to find a good way to put it and
you've beaten me to it.
Stewart Smith (stewart at
Committee Member, Linux Australia

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