[hackerspaces] Do-ocracy at 140 members?

quemener.yves at free.fr quemener.yves at free.fr
Thu Jul 12 17:58:21 CEST 2012

I thought that the main idea behind do-ocracy is that people who "do",
have the power. Protest is cheap, action is what is favored. So people 
who are ready to paint the bikeshed get to choose the color.

do-ocracy != democracy. Ask for forgiveness rather than permission and
in case of dissent, always consider forking.

A place with 140 hackers is awesome, but if you feel like it is getting
hard to get anything done, maybe it is time for a mitosis...

----- Mail original -----
> De: "Tim Saylor" <tim.saylor at gmail.com>
> À: "Hackerspaces General Discussion List" <discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org>
> Envoyé: Jeudi 12 Juillet 2012 17:23:22
> Objet: [hackerspaces] Do-ocracy at 140 members?
> At Pumping Station: One we've used do-ocracy to get things done since
> day one. However, at 140 members I wonder if the system breaks down.
> It's not practical to "ask around" and see if anyone minds if the
> bikeshed is painted pink. Someone's going to oppose almost anything
> you want to do, and more people want to ask questions and bounce the
> issue between themselves with not much productive output. And if
> we're talking about an action that's not reversible, like getting
> rid of "useless junk" that someone else thinks is very valuable, it
> can really blow up.
> Does anyone else have experience using do-ocracy at a large scale,
> and how has it worked out for you?
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