Forum Governance Chat - On Break!

Hello All,

My apologies. I was not able to make it today due to a personal matter.

Speak soon!



Sorry if I am putting this in the wrong place…

Just found this interesting doc on the way that the canonical Ubuntu team use Discourse, community wiki-style, to maintain all their product documentation so that it appears nicely on their website.

Our HUGO website works with straightforward markup files and it’s pretty straightforward to cut and paste the Discourse wiki content to the right place in the website and get something reasonably fancy, yet easily maintained. Like our own public faq/wiki and educational content about Resonate, custom artist pages maybe? Maybe we could automate the content push with a script, as the canonical folk have done.

@datafruits @auggod @alexcrane what do you think?

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Notes to April 17 FOG Circle session.

@tamimulcahy @Hakanto @LLK @richjensen attending
Session recorded.

Discussion centered on LLK’s amendments (Proposal C) to Proposal B.

Proposal C confirms all sub-categories per Proposal B.

Reduced the number of categories and adjusted the mandates of two or three.

Except for relatively minor points, there were no objections to the general amendments and Proposal C was accepted as the offer to take to the general community.

Suggestion made and accepted to move the General Category to the first or second position.

Reasoning: This could be the ‘first’ location for users (not yet members) seeking help and FAQs. Support from other Forum members can be shared more efficiently, with greater capacity for community learning and with better security than than by centralizing such support from dedicated volunteers responding to emails or DMs.

@richjensen Made the observation that the MEMBERS category could become the space for autonomous communities to establish their own qualifications (perhaps via Community Credentials) for access to resources they wish to share. Also a natural place for language-based communities to form “outside the dictatorship of English .” - @LLK

Proposed title of the ‘BUSINESS ETHICS’ category led to a discussion that remained unresolved at the end of the hour.

@richjensen Felt that the term ‘Ethics’ narrowed the scope from ‘here is the co-op’s financial information’. @richjensen proposed the Category name ‘Business’ with Ethics and Business Practices as examples of important sub-categories.

@LLK Expressed that the word ‘Business’ has a strong (and often distasteful) American connotation for many people around the world.

Some alternatives were offered:


Action: @Hakanto Volunteered to present a version of Proposal C to the general Forum with a poll to engage sentiment toward its implementation. The provisional nature of the title for the ‘Business Ethics’ will be expressed to Members with an invitation to express sentiment and provide alternatives.

(Notes based on personal observation. Open to alternative views and correction.)


Hi @richjensen ,

I would love to “catch up” and read this document in reference (including Proposal C). Where would I be able to find it?

Thank you!


@sarinapl you can read all the propositions and how they evolved over time by clicking on the “proposal C” link. Hope we’ve made it readable enough, but you can just skip to B2 and C right away for a simpler look of where we got after quite a few meeting and discussions with @richjensen @Hakanto @Sam_Martyn, @Nick_M and @tamimulcahy

I hope we’ll be able to move forward from there!


Awesome. I’ve read it over. Speak soon, all!

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Next session 90 minutes 2021-05-08T18:00:00Z2021-05-08T19:30:00Z

Location: .

This weekly meeting is open to anyone who wants to join the work of building governance policies and practices for this Forum. The goal is a framework that gives continually improving service for Members and Stake-holders over time.

Meetings will be capped at 90 minutes unless everyone present agrees to extend. Notes will be taken and shared here. Please share comments in this thread (including alternative times for future meeting sessions to better accommodate your timezone).

Rich is on vacation this weekend, so he won’t be at the forum gov meetup today.

I plan to stop through for about 30mins – if anyone wants to chat, I’ll see you there.

Starts in 20mins!

Today’s session starting shortly(top of the hour)

Open agenda. One hour.


Rolling notes:

Rolling Notes: Etherpad

Hi… this is the Resonate Forum Governance Circle Meet-up for May 22, 2021… Please say hi and drop any questions or agenda items in the chat. We have 60 minutes scheduled 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: Currently open check-in.

R: Thinking of house-keeping tasks.

  1. Make sure Forum Gov circle notes and action points are well-situated in the new forum structure to make it easy to for interested members to see current issues, decision-making points, structure and history.

  2. Ask how this Governance circle can contribute to the Member’s meeting anticipated ~June 12~ June 26. (Awaiting formal notice from Board).

  3. How can the governance circle contribute to the Service Time Tracking work team/ (First session coming Thursday May 27) 'Collaborators' & Worker Service Time Accounting Workgroup

  4. How can the Governance Circle contribute to the Trust Grant project (ie Community Credentitals implementation.)

At today’s session I plan to look at the topics listed above and any contributions brought by Forum members or posted here. Session length: One Hour.


Rolling notes:

be there in 5. gettin my coffee ready

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Launching governance circle. Come thru! .

Today’s session:

June 26

Session with Kallie Marie

Reviewed and approved test video.

discussed identity requirements and use cases.

Artist-based needs for pseudonymity and secure identity

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Is there a meeting today?

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Launching right now.

Here, I guess I missed it!

Hello All!

I’m on vacation with family and will not be able to make the call today.

This was a big week though for the Coop and Forum as the dev teams presented a working demonstration of our first application of Community Credentials.

I’m going to drop the link here with the request that you not share further as there may still be bugs to work out and dev resources remain limited.

Still, please do check it. And many many thanks to @KallieMarie for volunteering to be the first artist guinea pig in the lab!

Let’s circle back next week to talk about how services like this might be of value to the community and how the Forum can be a productive place to manage work around these kinds of initiatives.


Come through at the top of the hour. Open agenda today. Any topics.

@brndnkng @KallieMarie Here is the link to the Community Credential ‘Use Cases’ list I was looking for at yesterday’s Governance Chat:

Topic Suggestion for July 24 Session.

I’ll try to draft a policy for ‘temporary’ registration in the Forum to accommodate non-members. I’m thinking something like a seven-day allowance that is renewable, perhaps 3 times, each with a pitch to join as a member.

I find inviting folks (prospective workers, partners, members) to the Forum is really useful way to introduce them to the community.

I believe we also want to make at least some areas of the forum publicly accessible, help desk, etc.

Policy around a temporary ‘access pass’ would be helpful.