May 24, 2013
According to Wikipedia (an nice example of the "whoever cares the most" part of the Midas Rule), The Benevolent Dictator for Life or BDFL title is "given to a small number of open-source software development leaders, typically project founders who retain the final say in disputes or arguments within the community."

This lines up with the "first" and "cares the most" parts of the Midas Rule.
The Midas Rule "Whoever touches something first (takes initiative) and cares the most gets to decide what to do with it.
Apparently though, sometimes it's for life.

And that's a good thing. Go, perform your alchemy and touch, experiment with, and break stuff. Take ownership. Start your own projects or support others. The only legacy you'll leave behind is in what you worked on, what you cared about, and how you impacted others.