I think the question is how we effectively cluster participation so that it scales, and is also effective – i..e. creates a context for the kinds of reasonable and effective decisions that governance requires. I really like the thoughts expressed in both comments above – the importance of decentralization and the need for effective moderation/facilitation and transparency. Many thanks for your input. The International Open Source Party has a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_160543237334630&ref=ts – we could talk more there.