Hi… this is the Resonate Forum Governance Circle Meet-up for April 3, 2021… Please say hi and drop any questions or agenda items in the chat. We have 60 minutes schedlued for this session. I (rich) am happy to lead but would love to have someone volunteer to facilitate next week. Also, if somebody could volunteer to help make notes in the thread as people speak… that would be great! Suggested Topics: 1. Capture ideas for forum improvements (WIKI, etc.) 2. Review the Fixing the Forum Thread. 3. Set out community design goals. 4. Collect User Stories. 5. Set up a method for offering ‘Forum Guidance’ on topics like: Setting up new categories and other areas where there may be choices to make among a range of options. Reviewing Action Items (and suggesting new ones). Action: Clean up Governance Thread and Rolling Notes. Rich: Late with setting up User Story Thread. Sams offer to help get User stories thread going, questions about when to open categories… Noting that Hakanto notice some guidance that there should be no more than 5 to 10 categories total…
H: Starting with review of Spirit Level Session with Tom Gray, Liz Pelly, and Rich representing Resonate Co-operative
LLK: Felt like exactly what Resonate is trying to offer.
R: Mentions the three areas of concern MUSIC (culture) / TECHNOLOGY (human being centered) / GOVERNANCE (Co-operative & Democratic) and the business propositions (STREAMING SERVICE) to support it.
Sam offers the Category Draft.
LLK: Speaking as a new observer to the forum.
Rich, take a gander at Proposal B – it in some way mirrors your “three areas”
LLK: Expecting to see more Economic Information.
LLK: Finds Worker Co-operative more compelling than ‘Stream2Own’. (While acknowledging the requirements of capturing media attention).
LLK: Expressing the concept of ‘undo’.
LLK: Observe the economic models in order to participate and co-manage.
Categories have their own sense of rules. Discussing business is different than sharing music or other things.
Offer guidelines with a basis for change.
LLK: Concept of Value Preservation.
How to capture and protect casual participation that remains significant to the community.
LLK: How to learn and evolve from discussion rather than endlessly cycling.
Sam: What are methods for making that happen?
Is this a role for moderators?
Yes I was gonna say archivist
We need to play together to learn how to be more democratic – a concept i’ve seen is that play requires a playground and that without defining that space there is no way to play. Categories on the forum could in a sense be playgrounds that foster their own ways of play and learning
LLK: Proposes a guideline: In this Forum we try not to forget what we have said and learned.
LLK: Having the power to ‘UNDO’ is a crucial quality of democracy.
LLK: Implementation means ‘People’, people to do things.
Three things that are undemocratic:
- Hidden, secret. 2. No explanation. 3. Can’t be undone.
a wise distrust haha
Sam: Should we have distinctions between conversation and action?
Is there a ‘chartering / authorization’ action?
H: Suggests Loomio. Is there a poll?
Loomio… lazy consensus.
H: Ways to implement? RItual of moving to action areas?
democratic practice is about: Agency, Decision-making, Policy
LLK: Democratic Assembly
R: Community Practice?
LLK: Need to have design that fosters turning discussion into action.
H: Place to watch for results.