The discussion about blockchain governance has been going on for a while now. People like Vlad Zamfir and the team of Decred are putting this topic on the agenda. Especially in such a paradoxically tribal and at the same time leaderless movement, it is interesting to take stock of where we are and talk about some of the basic ideas behind governance. From first principles we may decide not opt for traditional governance or decide we need to draw on much older models that have been forgotten. In this talk, I intend to give both an overview and my own perspective on this issue.