Here we describe commons.hour - a regular scheduled venue for exchange between user members and operational members, part of the organisational machinery for stewarding meet.coop’s commons.
Updated: 16aug2021This topic is incomplete draft, to be extended xxx
commons.houris part of the organisational machinery for stewarding the meet.coop commons.
commons.houris a monthly meeting held on the fourth Monday, at 18:00 UTC
- the meeting lasts for 60 minutes
commons.hourhas extra.time of 30 minutes afterwards, for informal connections and follow-through (including
offers-&-wants) among whoever chooses to stay
commons.hourand extra.time are facilitated
- meetings normally are in English language, but we will expand out of this
- the standard format is 15min presentations followed by 40min open exchange
commons.houris the main bridge - the most regular and approachable bridge - between user members and operational members, and one of the essential venues for multistakeholder stewarding in meet.coop, along with the the Community circle and the General Assembly. Matters promoted in
commons.hourare taken to the Community circle for operational development, by Community circle operational members, who also bring matters from the circle to
commons.hourfor consideration by user members.
A nominated member of each other Circle - Tech, Operations, Product - should participate. It might make sense if if these were the spokespersons - ie, the Council members. But this won't always be appropriate.
xxx Scheduling of presentations - protocols including prior publishing of material for discussion, the mix of user and operations presenters, the mix of ‘sectors’ of the wider community, and prioritising of topics
xxx Working relationship between
commons.houras a standing assembly, and the Community circle - user members as operational members of the circle, scheduling and provisioning of
commons.hour, paid contributions, etc
xxx Facilitating - protocols including starting and finishing on time, note-taking, ‘raising hands’ to speak, etc
xxx Meeting format - protocols including extra.time, wants-&-offers and colonial language apology