[Noisebridge-discuss] Do-acratic definition?

Martin Bogomolni martinbogo at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 07:19:34 PST 2012


It also means you have to be willing to _undo_ what you have done, with grace.

i.e.: If one person installs a large neon glowing penis on the kitchen
wall, but 10 people object to said penis, then the one must uninstall
the penis and put things back the way they were politely, graciously,
and without moaning.

-M

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 12:36 AM, Gopiballava Flaherty
<gopiballava at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know if this definition is in-line with what others at Noisebridge expect, but I think it's consistent with how I've seen the term used.
> ----------------------
> What is a do-acracy?
>
> It is not a hierarchy-free anarchy, where anybody willing to do something gets to do it.
>
> It is not a traditional democracy, where the people deciding aren't the ones actually performing the work.
>
> Rather, it is a form of democracy with the ability to actually *implement* an idea forming a strong component of decision making. Who shall bell the cat? If nobody is willing to implement, the idea won't get done.
>
> Do-acracy means that a willingness to implement gives your voice more weight.
>
> 3 people willing to install drywall walls beat 10 people who wish the plaster faeries would build the walls.
>
> 3 people willing to install drywall do *not* beat 10 people who think there shouldn't be more walls.
>
> What I see on the mailing list is a lot of people doing things unilaterally, without consultation. I'm pretty sure the -acracy suffix is there for a reason. It means you should talk to people before you do anything major, or something you know will piss people off. "I'm willing to move things around, so I get to decide on my own how Noisebridge will be organized" is a very un-excellent attitude.
>
> Thanks,
>
> gopi at iPad
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