| Greetings, everyone.
So, it seems we've had another moment of inner conflict. Rest assured, it will not be the last. With patience, cool heads and faith we can overcome much more.
I agree with Ms Karris, Mr. Kivvic and most of all, with Mr Mossari (what did he say? I don't know, you'll have to read it yourself, it's slipped my mind somehow).
I believe there has been some confusion over what being a project lead actually entails. This is my fault, so let me clarify.
Project leads would be, in my mind, key contributors to a particular field of research.
They are "leaders in their chosen field".
Their "employment" and their "tenure" would be determined by their body of research and contributions, and that alone. We Caldari are strong believers in the idea of a meritocracy.
As such, no voting is required and political machines such as a short-notice democratic vote serve us little use, and with the utmost respect, I suggest they could even harm our fledgling collective.
As others have pointed out, it risks slowing our progress at a time when we simply cannot afford to place filters on participation and obstacles in front of otherwise willing contributors.
I would much rather like to capsuleers self-organize: If you believe you have what it takes to be a key researcher within a particular division, step up as a project lead. Time will tell how correct for the role you are, and much better than any democratic system could.
There is also no reason why we cannot have multiple leads. Within these divisions there are any number of sub-divisions.
Finally, if you are unfamiliar with the using the network, but you wish to be involved, then you can pass your request for placement on to myself and I'll have the network page updated. Over time, it is my hope that other archivists can fulfil that role, but in these early days, I am more than happy to.