[Rack] I humbly request the creation of a new "Consensus" mailing list.

Jared Dunne jareddunne at gmail.com
Sat Feb 12 08:53:32 UTC 2011


Perhaps the thread below will give you some context?

In short, we had a group meeting to discuss Consensus as a topic and we
expect to have more.  I'd like to let people opt-in to the logistics emails
(organizing the date and time of meetings) and any in-depth discussion
threads, instead of having those over the entire discuss list.

The requested list isn't intended as a forum for discussion/debate of actual
Consensus item.  Perhaps a better name is 'Consensus Hacking' to avoid that
sort of confusion?



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jared Dunne <jareddunne at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 9:15 PM
Subject: Re: Consensus Hacking Meeting, this Friday, 6pm
To: NoiseBridge Discuss <Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>

Thanks to everyone that came to the meeting tonight.  We had some good
discussions.  I was able to gain a lot more perspective on the history of
the consensus process at Noisebridge.  I also feel like I have a better
understanding of why Do-acracy is so prolific at NB.  I still feel like the
consensus process is underused, but perhaps feel like that's not terrible

I didn't facilitate the meeting as actively as I had originally planned.  It
seemed better to let the discussion unfold organically rather than be to
formal, but then we ran out of time.  However, in hindsight I wish I had
jumped in to make sure we did two things.  First, to consense on plans for
any future meetups in this vein. Secondly, to determine the goals or "points
of unity" for future meetups.

The informal consensus at the meeting's end seemed to be that people were
interested in having future meetups, but we didn't discuss things like
frequency or better days/times.

I've started non-hierarchical groups before and normally my first point of
business is defining "points of unity".  Informally I advertised this meetup
as being about encouraging education, discussion, and improvement of the
consensus process at Noisebridge.  Should we meet up again, I would like to
see us formally adopt some points of unity so that the group has a clear
direction on what we are trying to accomplish when we meet up.

I have sent a request to rack at lists.noisebridge.net to create a "Consensus"
mailing list.  Once that is created, I encourage everyone who came tonight
(or wished they could've made it) to join the list so we can have more in
depth discussions which spamming the general disc list.


On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Jared Dunne <jareddunne at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just a reminder that this starts tonight at 6pm in the back classroom
> (Church).
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Jared Dunne <jareddunne at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On this Friday at 6pm until 7:30pm in the Church Classroom, we will be
>> having a meeting to discuss consensus.
>> You should come if you are interested in learning more about
>> consensus, in hearing tips for being a better participant in
>> consensus, or in improving the use of consensus at Noisebridge.
>> I will facilitate the meeting using consensus, and Al will take notes.
>>  The tentative agenda is to start with quick (2-3 min) talks on our
>> past experiences using consensus by those who volunteer at beginning
>> of the meeting.  We'll then move into a free form round table
>> discussion on consensus in general and as it applies to Noisebridge.
>> Finally, before we leave we should consense on if we would like to
>> meet again and when.
>> Jared-
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