Doc Searls references Dave Winer's question : What exactly do they want us to do? (emphasis mine)
How about just realizing that gatekeepers exist? In fact, by using "us" in the question, that's as close as he gets to recognizing that gatekeepers exist. I'm not saying it's good or it's bad. And I haven't anyone else saying so. Just recognize it.
Dave Winer adds: Yet they whine about me being a gatekeeper. I just think they like to whine.
Sorry? Someone's whining? Who? Who's saying that gatekeepers are, by definition, bad?