The idea of RadicalInclusiveness is that we should try to be inclusive to everyone who shows up and wants to participate.
RadicalInclusiveness was practiced by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in the 1960’s, and has had a strong influence on radical activist organisations involved in peace campaigning and enironmental-activism.
In the UnitedKingdom? the term SustainableCommunity? is widely used to refer to local communities that (among other things) strive to maximise the involvement of people. This does not necessarily mean that all people must be involved immediately in every group, but that all people must be given opportunities to get involved effectively in the wider community, both for fair treatment and to achieve social balance in the longer term.
Barbara Epstein presented a notable critique of the RadicalInclusiveness adopted by CND in the book “Political Protest and Cultural Revolution”.
If a semi-open community is the “canonical” place for any type of activity, it will be hard for it to embrace any policy other than RadicalInclusiveness. This is because people interested in that activity will experience a strong pull to become a part of that community, regardless of other factors.
If a canonical wiki decides not to be open, and separates itself from a significant population, it is likely to lose its status as “canonical.” It might end up as the canonical place to discuss XYZ from the ABC point of view.
If a canonical wiki truly wants to be the one place to discuss something, then it must practice RadicalInclusiveness.
Later on he goes on to talk about a community needing a charter. See CorporateMembership for more.
It may be that RadicalInclusiveness is a good strategy, when applied to the Internet as a whole. It is sort of related to the idea that, there should be a place for everything (TooFewWiki), or that there should be an OnTopic place for every conversation, etc… – LionKimbro
The Wikipedia example may not work for us though. They are building an Enclyclopedia. The focus is not so much on people and ideas, but on putting a product together for use. So it is a worker community. – MarkDilley