[hackerspaces] please link to your bylaws

Jeff Davis jeff at textsfornothing.com
Fri Mar 6 00:07:21 CET 2009

On 2009-03-05 08:21, Nick Farr (HacDC) wrote:
 > HacDC's bylaws are heavily customized to defer the balance of power
 > away from an elected Board of Directors towards the membership itself.
 > They were also written with the idea of achieving resolution to
 > problems outside of meetings, to move towards consensus among the
 > entire group outside of the context of a typical meeting.

VHS's draft bylaws have a similar aim.  Our directors retain the usual
powers, but decisions at directors' meetings and general meetings
require consensus, or if consensus can't be reached, an 80%
supermajority.  In practice, our directors will do very little;
decisions are made by consensus at our weekly meetings.

Our draft bylaws (not yet approved by any government!):

They are pretty bare-bones -- they're just a slight variation on the
default bylaws included in BC's Society Act, which governs non-profits
in this province.  I expect that we'll develop some additional rules at
our first AGM to formally limit directors' authority, elaborate on the
membership structure, clarify weekly meetings, and so on.

Jeff Davis
Vancouver Hack Space

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