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* groups may change their style of decision-making to whatever the members of the group would like. Full consensus should be considered the "default setting". The purpose is to encourage experimentation in social structures (policy, governance, size, attention to documentation, etc.)
 
* groups may change their style of decision-making to whatever the members of the group would like. Full consensus should be considered the "default setting". The purpose is to encourage experimentation in social structures (policy, governance, size, attention to documentation, etc.)
 
* groups should use the lessons learned from operation to make proposals and recommendations to the Noisebridge General Meeting.
 
* groups should use the lessons learned from operation to make proposals and recommendations to the Noisebridge General Meeting.
* groups should have all authority to make low-level decisions without taking low-level decisions through the NB General Meeting.  
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* groups should do-ocratically make most decisions themselves without seeking permission at the NB General Meeting.  
 
* groups should seek in all respects of operation to uphold the Noisebridge Mission Statement.
 
* groups should seek in all respects of operation to uphold the Noisebridge Mission Statement.
* groups will conduct email discussions as necessary:
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* groups should strive to choose communications medium/media that preserve history, so that Noisebridge as an organism can best analyze successes and mistakes.
** [Slack] can be used, if preferred.
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** new or temporary groups can begin email discussion by creating a TOPIC on the '''Members''' email list (NOT Discuss). http://www.list.org/mailman-member/node29.html
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** groups expecting to be long-term, primary groups should be provided their own private email list by Rack. These shall be members-only lists, not open to the non-member public.
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* any NB member* may join, observe, or send suggestions to any group. (*"member" means any Board Member, Council Member, Associate Member, and any other formally approved NB participant)
 
* any NB member* may join, observe, or send suggestions to any group. (*"member" means any Board Member, Council Member, Associate Member, and any other formally approved NB participant)
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=== Communication Suggestions ===
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Mailing list options:
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*  new or temporary groups can begin email discussion by creating a TOPIC on the '''Members''' email list (NOT Discuss). http://www.list.org/mailman-member/node29.html  (note: this has yet to be set up)
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* Groups expecting to be long-term, primary groups should request a mailing list from Rack.
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Slack:
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* We have a group at https://noisebridge.slack.com -- ask [[User:Nthmost]] or [[User:daravinne]] for an invite (that's the only way it can work, unfortunately).
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* Create a "room" for your group.  Working Groups have the convention of #name-wg (with any number of words in $name)
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* some groups require (yes, require) technical or other skills and expertise. Eg, managing the NB wifi. There should be a method to ensure group participants have those skills without enabling the group to be exclusionary. Also, training resources to enable noobies to get involved.  
 
* some groups require (yes, require) technical or other skills and expertise. Eg, managing the NB wifi. There should be a method to ensure group participants have those skills without enabling the group to be exclusionary. Also, training resources to enable noobies to get involved.  
 
* groups should employ the following "continuation" practices:
 
* groups should employ the following "continuation" practices:

Revision as of 13:49, 4 April 2014

"FractalWorkingGroup" is both a group and a concept. The members of the FractalWorkingGroup are working to develop and improve the abstract concept of Noisebridge working groups. The Fractal group serve the following purposes:

  • to establish a basis of functionality that makes it easy for new groups to spin up (and fade away);
  • for members to find productive engagement in the Noisebridge community;
  • to allow Noisebridge as an entity to adjust rapidly to changes both internal and external.

Contents

Concept

"work in progress -- please edit as you see fit!"

Based upon the mathematical concept of a fractal, the Noisebridge "Fractal Working Group" concept entails the following:

  • a group can begin with an individual or group of individuals at any time, for any reason.
  • groups may change their style of decision-making to whatever the members of the group would like. Full consensus should be considered the "default setting". The purpose is to encourage experimentation in social structures (policy, governance, size, attention to documentation, etc.)
  • groups should use the lessons learned from operation to make proposals and recommendations to the Noisebridge General Meeting.
  • groups should do-ocratically make most decisions themselves without seeking permission at the NB General Meeting.
  • groups should seek in all respects of operation to uphold the Noisebridge Mission Statement.
  • groups should strive to choose communications medium/media that preserve history, so that Noisebridge as an organism can best analyze successes and mistakes.
  • any NB member* may join, observe, or send suggestions to any group. (*"member" means any Board Member, Council Member, Associate Member, and any other formally approved NB participant)


Communication Suggestions

Mailing list options:

  • new or temporary groups can begin email discussion by creating a TOPIC on the Members email list (NOT Discuss). http://www.list.org/mailman-member/node29.html (note: this has yet to be set up)
  • Groups expecting to be long-term, primary groups should request a mailing list from Rack.

Slack:

  • some groups require (yes, require) technical or other skills and expertise. Eg, managing the NB wifi. There should be a method to ensure group participants have those skills without enabling the group to be exclusionary. Also, training resources to enable noobies to get involved.
  • groups should employ the following "continuation" practices:
    • through the NB Members general email list (not Discuss), announce that the group will disband if new members/leadership don't step up

Recommendations

"""not requirements!"""

  • Groups should have meetings and take meeting notes, much like the Noisebridge General Meeting.
  • Groups should have a wiki page linked below, to make sure people can find out about the groups and what they're about.
  • There shall be a Workgroups wiki page, listing all existing groups, each linked to the group's individual page. Listed below temporarily.

Current Working Groups

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