[Noisebridge-discuss] Can Mothership HackerMoms visit again?
adi at hexapodia.org
Sun Mar 4 22:58:18 PST 2012
On Sun, Mar 04, 2012 at 03:19:30PM -0800, Eric Vinyl wrote:
> I disagree. The primary benefit of membership is being able to block
I disagree. The *only* benefit of membership -- by longstanding
tradition -- is being able to participate fully in our consensus
process. This means that a member's concerns cannot be overridden in
the course of a discussion at meeting.
If a nonmember has a concern with some discussion or agreement, that
does not necessarily have to prevent consensus -- the membership can ask
the nonmember to stop participating in the discussion, for example if
they're being disruptive. A member is inherently allowed to continue
the discussion until their concerns are completely satisfied. (This
would eventually lead to a block if the proposal cannot be rectified to
address the member's concern, but that should be a pretty rare state of
Relatedly, members in good standing are the voters in our annual board
elections. So I suppose that makes my "only" above not completely
correct. Darn the state for requiring we have a board.
Being a member also gets you a key, for sure, although of course many
awesome people who aren't members also have keys.
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