Fork or collaborate
Why are we even having this argument?? We're hackers: we know that mostly you collaborate but occasionally the leadership becomes corrupted or the way ahead becomes murky and then you fork. We understand that there can be value in having parallel products that take differently approaches but that having two products embodying the same approach is a waste of effort.
We need to apply the same theory to economy: let's evolve it. This is what the pirate party should be campaigning for.