[Noisebridge-discuss] a couple of things from the meeting today, on consensus and time

John Ellis neurofog at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 22:52:35 UTC 2014


This wouldn't need to change the standard for a "proxy" block. What the
plan is for Members to state their preference in a structured, clear manner.

As for the "dictated from afar"; When long-time, respected Noisebridge
community members are unable to attend the meeting in person, we should at
least note their opinion when stated. It would be up to a member physically
present at the space to discuss on their behalf, and if necessary, block
the item.


On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian.chadd at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 26 February 2014 14:31, John Ellis <neurofog at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dana,
> >
> > I've been looking at the consensus process lately, and the perceived
> "power"
> > structure at NB.
> >
> > Adding to your suggestions, I think making a point of recommending that
> > members have the option of stating their position on a proposal ahead of
> a
> > meeting, by adding a note to the wiki if they have strong views on a
> > particular item, and would probably block (or stand aside) if present at
> a
> > meeting.
> As long as it's just stating their preference, sure. But there's
> nothing stopping you from doing that right now via the mailing list or
> submitting something to be tabled at a meeting.
> > This avoids the issue where an item comes up for consensus after being
> > tabled without all interested parties being present at a particular
> meeting.
> I don't want to be part of a community where policy is dictated from
> afar by people who have a vested interest in something, but aren't
> locally present to participate.
> The whole point of having meetings in the same space that you work in
> is to try and pull in the same people who are using the space and have
> a vested interest in it's actual health, not maintain some status quo.
> (The US fought a war on this _exact same thing._ Hilarious.)
> -a
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