[Noisebridge-discuss] All I want is 51% :)

openfly openfly at xn--kgbed8a0h.xn--ngbc5azd
Fri Mar 28 23:37:10 UTC 2014


FTR by all definitions of consensus in existence on earth, majority vote
IS consensus.

so.... I am confused.

On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 12:00:15PM -0700, Al Sweigart wrote:
> Really, I just want the membership to be able to pass/block things based on
> majority vote. If we got that, there'd be no need for me to be on the board
> and I'd resign. All the other stuff in those proposals from the board I'm
> either neutral about or don't think they were deal-breakers.
> 
> It's not that all of Noisebridge's problems would be solved if we got rid
> of consensus, it's that all of Noisebridge's problems would become
> _solvable_.
> 
> Consensus is what lets a single person walk in to a meeting an hour or two
> late and block something that would have otherwise passed. Talk about what
> "true" consensus is supposed to be, but this is what it is in practice and
> has been for the last five years. My thoughts have been that most members
> are against things like people sleeping and living at the space, but
> they've been kept from fixing those problems because it only takes one
> person to veto any changes.
> 
> But if a majority of people (even at this point, when a lot of people have
> left NB or are staying away (see also, Double Union)) wanted things like
> sleep hacking and consensus, I'd just agree to disagree but acknowledge
> that that is what Noisebridge wants.
> 
> -Al

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