Why do I think Go is more 'distributed' than other languages, and why do I think that is a good thing ?
Go does not have a BDFL, there is no Guido Van Rossem, no Theo De Ralt, etc. We have our spiritual leaders like Rob Pike and Ken Thompson, but their influence is much less immediate.
The very nature of the development of the Go standard library discourages adding new stuff to the standard library.
2a. I believe this is a good thing