Commit 1608c33b authored by Aaron Wolf's avatar Aaron Wolf

updated markdown bullets etc

parent 1b61a443
......@@ -5,15 +5,16 @@ The following bullet notes are our working draft of points to include in Bylaws
At the end (for now, until Bylaws are in place) we also have notes about items to include in standing rules.
*TODO: separate (A) key structural points from (B) extra concerns we want included*
*TODO: draft email to lawyer etc, get internal feedback and discussion before sending*
- *TODO: separate (A) key structural points from (B) extra concerns we want included*
- *TODO: draft email to lawyer etc, get internal feedback and discussion before sending*
## Mission and Values
https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/community/values
https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/about/mission
TODO: Review/update those and write concise versions for inclusion in bylaws
TODO: Speak more to accessibility; consider adding principle to minimize the exclusionary impact of specific technology choice
- https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/community/values
- https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/about/mission
- *TODO: Review/update those and write concise versions for inclusion in bylaws*
- *TODO: Speak more to accessibility; consider adding principle to minimize the exclusionary impact of specific technology choice*
## Misc notes
......@@ -30,8 +31,8 @@ TODO: Speak more to accessibility; consider adding principle to minimize the exc
- Default contributions determined by crowdmatching
- If the financial burden grows to exclude some potential members, the Board shall determine alternative contribution requirements
OPEN QUESTIONS: How do we safeguard governance against brigading / hostile takeover by persons not interested in the Mission? Does it make sense to have a waiting period for new members?
OPEN QUESTIONS: Do we specify a member agreement, commitment to advance the Snowdrift mission? Who would have power to change the agreement?
- *OPEN QUESTIONS: How do we safeguard governance against brigading / hostile takeover by persons not interested in the Mission? Does it make sense to have a waiting period for new members?*
- *OPEN QUESTIONS: Do we specify a member agreement, commitment to advance the Snowdrift mission? Who would have power to change the agreement?*
### Membership rights
......@@ -41,14 +42,14 @@ OPEN QUESTIONS: Do we specify a member agreement, commitment to advance the Snow
- Serve on committees chartered by Board
- Obtain information about co-op not subject to privacy or confidentiality concerns
- OPEN QUESTION: How should recall work in practice?
- *OPEN QUESTION: How should recall work in practice?*
### Suspension or termination of membership
- *Presumed boilerplate: termination for violation of policies etc. OPEN QUESTION: process for this?*
- Members can voluntarily end their membership at any time. No refunds.
OPEN QUESTION: How do we safeguard members against attempts by the Board (such as standing-rules changes) designed to exclude them?
- *OPEN QUESTION: How do we safeguard members against attempts by the Board (such as standing-rules changes) designed to exclude them?*
## General Member Meetings and votes
......@@ -113,9 +114,9 @@ OPEN QUESTION: How do we safeguard members against attempts by the Board (such a
- Standing rules prioritize facilitated consensus-based decision-making with a fallback procedure
OPEN QUESTION: Can we allow later asynchronous participation/votes after a synchronous Board meeting? We would like to do this, in order to ensure that absent minorities cannot be excluded by a quorum.
- *OPEN QUESTION: Can we allow later asynchronous participation/votes after a synchronous Board meeting? We would like to do this, in order to ensure that absent minorities cannot be excluded by a quorum.*
OPEN QUESTION: Public comment period (how long?) for certain decisions?
- *OPEN QUESTION: Public comment period (how long?) for certain decisions?*
### Board Responsibilities
......@@ -183,7 +184,7 @@ OPEN QUESTION: Public comment period (how long?) for certain decisions?
Wording to consider from Fairshares:
General Meetings can take place through an online collaborative decision-making platform using technology agreed by members. General Meetings may be held in public, broadcast live, recorded and the records of such meetings can be made available to the public.
> General Meetings can take place through an online collaborative decision-making platform using technology agreed by members. General Meetings may be held in public, broadcast live, recorded and the records of such meetings can be made available to the public.
[they say gen meeting quorum is min. 3 members and 50% for <10 total members, 40% for >50, and 30% for 10-50.]
......@@ -206,7 +207,3 @@ General Meetings can take place through an online collaborative decision-making
- are we doing what our community needs us to do?
- are we hearing all the feedback we need to be? from whom we need to hear it?
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