[hackerspaces] What form of organization does your hackerspace use?

David Cake dave at difference.com.au
Tue Oct 13 08:53:46 CEST 2009

	Our brand new Perth space is a board elected by the 
membership, and so far while the board has been doing a lot of the 
work and taking the lead on a lot of the decisions, meetings with the 
entire members are making most of the major decisions. So I guess we 
fit into the membership category really, even though the board are 
making a lot of important decisions in the process of getting us up 
and running.
	We are going for a standard non-profit associations model, 
with annual meetings to elect a board with the standard office 
bearers, but we are trying to farm out as much of the board job to 
subcommittees with any member who wants to help on them.
	The big issue at the moment, though, is that some board 
members are the leaseholders on our space, so quite naturally they 
have a very high priority towards getting our finances up and running 
solidly as quickly as possible, so we are quite board led for the 


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