On Friday, 19 November 2021 at 13:59:04 UTC, Adam D Ruppe wrote:
On Friday, 19 November 2021 at 08:07:11 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad wrote:
Look up Group Think. The road to hell is paved with good intensions.
No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…
Also, if you haven't already read this book, consider borrowing it from a library:
Forsyth, Group Dynamics
It gives perspectives on dynamics in groups that can be useful, based on research. I've seen it used in psychology and software process improvement classes. It won't give you answers, but if you haven't read a similar book before you might view dynamics in groups differently after reading it.
I hope you take no offence at this suggestion, but setting up a group for the purpose you suggest is challenging. For instance, if you have only one member with a computer science background in the group, then that member might get undue influence (for good or worse).
I totally believe you can do this, but you have to think ahead about what can happen, I think.