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Noisebridge operates by a consensus process. Consensus is a non-violent way for people to relate to each other as a group. Successful use of a consensus process depends on people understanding the idea and wanting to use it.
 
Noisebridge operates by a consensus process. Consensus is a non-violent way for people to relate to each other as a group. Successful use of a consensus process depends on people understanding the idea and wanting to use it.
  
Consensus allows us to recognize areas of agreement and act together without coercing one another. Under consensus, the group takes no action that is not consented to by all group [[membership]]. Non-members can voice opinions to appeal to members who might be persuaded to block.
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Consensus allows us to recognize areas of agreement and act together without coercing one another (but see below ''*''). Under consensus, the group takes no action that is not consented to by all group [[membership]]. Non-members can voice opinions to appeal to members who might be persuaded to block.
  
 
The fundamental right of consensus is for all persons to express themselves in their own words and of their own will; the fundamental responsibility of consensus is to assure others of their right to speak and be heard.
 
The fundamental right of consensus is for all persons to express themselves in their own words and of their own will; the fundamental responsibility of consensus is to assure others of their right to speak and be heard.
 
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=Consensus at Noisebridge=
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"We reject: kings, presidents, and voting. We believe in: rough consensus and running code."
This section represents the consensus of Noisebridge. Do not edit it. If you wish to make changes, bring them up for discussion and consensus at a weekly [[meetings]].
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-- Dave Clark, IETF Proceedings, [http://ietf.org/proceedings/prior29/IETF24.pdf July 1992]
 
 
==Our Version of Consensus==
 
* Proposals for consensus should be raised for discussion in one [[meetings]], and then consensed upon at the following week's meeting.
 
** Both members and non-members may raise items for consensus.
 
** This allows people who can't attend every meeting time to read the notes and attend the following week's meeting.
 
** This also allows a week for people to discuss the consensus proposals between meetings.
 
* Only Noisebridge members in good standing may block consensus.
 
** In order to block consensus, a member must be physically present at a meeting.
 
** If a member is not physically present at the meeting, they may attempt to find another member in good standing who is willing to act as proxy on their behalf.
 
** If a member wishes to, they are free to proxy for the wishes of a guest who is not able block.
 
 
 
==Notes==
 
* The consensus process is decision-centric, and is re-configurable around any decision that needs to be made.
 
* The wording of the consensus proposal made in the first week can be altered during the consensus process of the second meeting, although radical changes in the sense or impact of a proposal require a resubmitted proposal, and a new two week process.
 
* If a member does not attend a meeting, they are asserting that they are comfortable with the decisions of those who do choose to attend, whether or not they agree.
 
* Members are free to express their opposition for a consensus proposal but stand aside without blocking it.
 
* Noisebridge operates a [[Do-ocracy]]. If you want something done, do it, but remember to be excellent to each other when doing so.
 
 
 
 
 
==Related Pages==
 
[[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]]
 
 
 
[[Consensus_Items_History|Consensus Items History]]
 
  
 
=Consensus 101: Introduction=
 
=Consensus 101: Introduction=
 
"We reject: kings, presidents, and voting. We believe in: rough consensus and running code."
 
-- Dave Clark, IETF Proceedings, [http://ietf.org/proceedings/prior29/IETF24.pdf July 1992]
 
  
 
==What is Consensus==
 
==What is Consensus==
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# Dick paints the bike shed.
 
# Dick paints the bike shed.
  
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=Consensus at Noisebridge=
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This section represents the consensus of Noisebridge. Do not edit it. If you wish to make changes, bring them up for discussion and consensus at a weekly [[meetings]].
  
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==Our Version of Consensus==
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* Proposals for consensus should be raised for discussion in one [[meetings]], and then consensed upon at the following week's meeting.
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** Both members and non-members may raise items for consensus.
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** This allows people who can't attend every meeting time to read the notes and attend the following week's meeting.
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** This also allows a week for people to discuss the consensus proposals between meetings.
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* Only Noisebridge members in good standing may block consensus.
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** In order to block consensus, a member must be physically present at a meeting.
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** If a member is not physically present at the meeting, they may attempt to find another member in good standing who is willing to act as proxy on their behalf.
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** If a member wishes to, they are free to proxy for the wishes of a guest who is not able block.
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==Notes==
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* The consensus process is decision-centric, and is re-configurable around any decision that needs to be made.
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* The wording of the consensus proposal made in the first week can be altered during the consensus process of the second meeting, although radical changes in the sense or impact of a proposal require a resubmitted proposal, and a new two week process.
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* If a member does not attend a meeting, they are asserting that they are comfortable with the decisions of those who do choose to attend, whether or not they agree.
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* Members are free to express their opposition for a consensus proposal but stand aside without blocking it.
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* Noisebridge operates a [[Do-ocracy]]. If you want something done, do it, but remember to be excellent to each other when doing so.
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==Related Pages==
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[[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]]
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[[Consensus_Items_History|Consensus Items History]]
  
 
{{ManualPage}}
 
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