Activities are carried out through individual Roles and small groups called Circles, which have the ability to decide and act on matters in their domain. Representatives of Circles meet in a Council to coordinate efforts and determine the domains of each Circle.What is the community’s mission? What core values does the community hold?
The purpose of this structure is to empower individuals and small groups to act in their domains of expertise in ways that are accountable to the larger group.What is the legal status of the community’s assets and creations?
To join the community, a person must request membership in a particular Circle, and the Circle's members can respond as they see fit.How are participants suspended or removed? What special roles can participants hold, and how are roles assigned?
The Circle can create Roles and assign them authority over specified sub-domains. Each Circle should have one Role that represents it on the Council. Members can hold more than one Role within or across Circles.Are there limits on the terms or powers of participant roles?
Circles should rotate their representative to the Council at each Council meeting so that every member of the Circle has an equal opportunity to participate.
Policies are determined by consent within the Circle assigned to the relevant domain. Consent means that no more than one-tenth of the relevant group presents a serious objection to a policy. Circles may be self-organized among members, provided they do not overlap with the domains of other Circles. In a Council, changes may be made by consent over the Circles' domains. By consent, Circles may also establish Roles, modify them, and appoint members to them. Role-holders are understood to have authority over their Roles' sub-domains, but they are expected to consult with anyone affected by their decisions.How are policies implemented?
Circles, as well as individual Role-holders, are responsible for implementing the decisions they make over their respective domains.How does the community monitor and evaluate its policy implementation?
Circles should evaluate the actions of the Role-holders within them, and the Council should evaluate the Circles within it.
Circles and the Council should establish regular meetings at which they coordinate their activities and adjudicate conflicts over domains.How are grievances among participants addressed?
The Council may modify this Rule by consent.
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