All members have potentially equal voice in a direct democracy. Volunteer community administrators, who are invited by other administrators, carry out the community's decisions.What is the community’s mission? What core values does the community hold?
Every member's voice should have the chance to be heard in decision making.What is the legal status of the community’s assets and creations?
Anyone may in principle become a member, but administrators can prevent someone from joining if they have reason to suspect bad faith.How are participants suspended or removed?
A member may be removed if a petition for their removal passes.What special roles can participants hold, and how are roles assigned? Are there limits on the terms or powers of participant roles?
Administrators reserve the right to refrain from implementing decisions they regard as infeasible.
All members have the right to initiate peitions, sign them, and vote in resulting referendums.Who has the capacity to decide on policies, and how do they do so?
All policies and governance actions in the community are initiated by petition. Any member can start a petition. If 1/3 of the membership signs it, the content of the petition becomes a referendum in which all members are invited to vote. If at least 2/3 of the votes are in favor of the petition after 1 week, it passes.How are policies implemented?
Administrators are responsible for carrying out the outcomes of the petition process.How does the community monitor and evaluate its policy implementation?
The petition process may be used to remove administrators if they are deemed non-compliant with community policies, and the petition process may also be used to reverse the outcomes of previous processes.
When a petition goes before the community, the petitioner must organize at least one synchronous discussion session open to all members in the first half of the voting period.How are grievances among participants addressed?
The petition process may be used to modify this Rule.
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