I might like to recall how I got here in the first place.
(That does sound like a reasonable starting point.)
Instead of reading the next chpater in "In Green's Jungles" (Gene Wolfe), I ventured on to slashdot -- work was chaotic today (as the ISP that hosts our DNS went kaput) and thus I only am getting to my web musings just now --
From slashdot I wandered to A Free and Open History of Free and Open Source Software, took a brief detour through The Tragedy of The Commons, came back to freeandopen, which pointed me to a Salon article about advogato.
So here I am.