,----[ Abstract ]
| People often implicitly ascribe the quality of peer?production
| projects such as Project Gutenberg or Wikipedia to what I call
| "laws" of quality. These are drawn from Open Source software
| development and it is not clear how applicable they are outside
| the realm of software. I look at examples from peer production
| projects to ask whether faith in these laws does not so much
| guarantee quality as hide the need for improvement.