The last time I wrote about the Commission on Appraisal report, I was picked up by the UU World Interdependent Web blog roundup. I asked where the PDF of the current report was, and got an answer: that an ebook version would be available after General Assembly.
And, indeed one is. Unlike the last several years where the report is available as a free PDF download, this one is a $10 epub.
Plainly I don’t understand the change of implied policy, but given that Tom Schade, Unitarian Universalist minister and blogger, has been taking the report a part in a series of blog posts starting here, I won’t bother to buy it now.
More evidence that the conversation has moved on. Once reserved to appointed authority out of (or under the cloak of) logistical necessity, discussions about polity are broader and free-form now. A pay wall is conterproductive and self-excluding.