I'd go with the approach of avoiding politics entirely and not even describing the approach we use.
People who care about anything besides our results have make an incorrect assessment of which kind of farm animal they are. Perhaps the reason it has worked so long is because we don't have a sentence like this, which some may consider contentious, and use as reason to pick yet another infamous fight where they believe they know better than a quarter decade old project? It is pretty easy to see why people might misunderstand our approach of just getting shit done. When I could not pay for electricity myself, even Kirk McKusick told me I stop trying and quit doing OpenBSD. Imagine that. I won't go into trying to assess his reasoning, I'm mentioning this to highlight the false pattern of believing "democracy is a required component" in a world where people forget the most dominant models in all industries are a mix of fascism, monarchies, or well ... plutocracy. And what OpenBSD is doing is industry, plain and simple. So my gut feeling I think the additional sentence is a bad idea. >Hi Theo, > >a user just asked a question on misc@ that could have been answered >by the following addition to the web site. > >I'm not convinced that going into more detail makes sense, >precisely because we do not want bylaws. > >OK? > Ingo > > >Index: goals.html >=================================================================== >RCS file: /cvs/www/goals.html,v >retrieving revision 1.92 >diff -u -r1.92 goals.html >--- goals.html 1 Jun 2019 23:12:47 -0000 1.92 >+++ goals.html 21 Jul 2019 16:16:20 -0000 >@@ -62,6 +62,9 @@ > <p> > <li>Be as politics-free as possible; solutions should be decided on the > basis of technical merit. >+ To stay focussed on development, the OpenBSD project deliberately >+ refrains from having bylaws, elections, formal governance, a >+ "core" team, committees, sales and marketing, or anything similar. > <p> > <li>Focus on being developer-oriented in all senses, including holding > developer-only events called <a href="hackathons.html">hackathons</a>. > >