[hackerspaces] How do you define quorum for your space?
raster at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 15:53:03 CET 2013
Milwaukee Makerspace used to discuss issues at the Tuesday meeting, and
then have everyone vote on things (either online, or in person) but as
we grew, that became unwieldy, and eventually we moved to a 7-person
Board of Directors to help manage the decision making. Small decisions
are decided by the Board, like who to use for trash collection, or who
to choose as our ISP, and we welcome input from the members. For larger
decisions, the Board takes it to the membership as a whole for
discussion/comments/ideas and then the Board decides on it. We found
that most people want to show up and make things, and arguing about
every little thing needed to keep the space running was best left to a
small group. (Also the Board Members serve a one-year term, and they are
elected by the members.)
On 1/15/13 7:13 AM, Sean Bonner wrote:
> At Crash Space for most things we have a "We make decisions on Tuesday
> nights, if you want to be a part of a decision show up on Tuesday
> night, if you aren't there Tuesday you can't critique or argue about a
> decision made by the people who did show up" policy. It works really
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 10:08 PM, Bacon Zombie <baconzombie at gmail.com
> <mailto:baconzombie at gmail.com>> wrote:
> It depends of what the decision is over.
> In TOG Dublin if it involves using TOG money or exclusive use of a
> room/area then a "Consensus proposal" is sent to the members mailing
> list outline what you want to do and what resources you want to use
> and people have 7 days to lodge objections.
> But there is some items that due to the wording of our constitution
> they need to discuses and decisioned during an AGM or EGM.
> On 15 January 2013 12:58, Bill French <william.french at gmail.com
> <mailto:william.french at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > Greetings from heavily armed and definition crazed America.
> > How are you all defining quorum for your spaces? I'd love to
> hear any
> > backstory.
> > Since decision making seems to be kryptonite for hacker types, we're
> > thinking of something along the lines of "whoever the fuck
> decides to show
> > up for decision night".
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