Governance and community are two ideas that vibe like they wouldn't live in the same part of town if their lives dependended on it. Community is warm, fun, and fuzzy if probably chaotic and occasionally infuriating, whereas governance sounds a lot more like flossing, something dry and painful that you pretend your project does to make the Serious People go away. But much like the predictable transition from misunderstanding to mutual respect in a buddy movie, these two were destined to form just the dynamic duo we need to take on insuperable odds. Community is the for and by of governance, and, quite frankly, the exercize of governance is messy, chaotic, and a crucible from which new, more resilient communities emerge.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.ipfs.tech/2023-ipfs-community-governance/