[Noisebridge-discuss] Do-acratic definition?

Anthony LeTigre anthonyletigre at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 17:38:53 PST 2012


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On 2/28/2012 7:19 AM, Martin Bogomolni wrote:
> 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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