In this thread we develop thoughts and suggestions around
commons.hour, a monthly venue for multistakeholder contribution in the governance of meet.coop.
commons.hour is held 4th Monday of each month, in this room at 18:00 UTC.
commons.hour events are advertised and participants can register in sign-up pages here in the forum under the commons.hour category https://forum.meet.coop/c/community/commonshour/26. Please register, it helps us know how big the meeting will be, and decide on facilitation. Post-meeting documents and links (including video recordings and shared notes) also are posted under that category.
A draft version of the meet.coop handbook is here in gitBook. The landing page for documentation on commons.hour is here
In the past half year, the focus has moved from Community programme (which was proving a bit too diffuse and time-demanding as an approach) to commons.hour, pulling a focus on our multistakeholder governance practice, and how to get there.
This reframing has been shaped partly by the bid for funding from European Community Fund:
Some documentation will be published shorlty, with links here. It takes the form of a first-cut version of a handbook for meet.coop, and for commons.hour as a project. Watch this space.
Here’s an invitation to participate in commons.hour commons.hour invitation - handbook trial
Commons.hour is a design venue hosted by meet.coop: what will be designed here is the multistakeholder governance practice of a digital infrastructure coop, meet.coop.
Please circulate. And participate RSVP
The invite is embedded in a draft handbook for meet.coop, in gitBook. The project will evolve the draft into final (by evolving commons.hour as a ‘venue’ within meet.coop’s governance practice) and extract a Constitution from this, ready for meet.coop to incorporate as a coop and run an initial General Assembly.
All open to evolve . . but trial protocols of commons.hour include:
commons.hour is a monthly meeting held on the fourth Monday at 18:00 UTC
the meeting lasts for 60 minutes. Agendas are tight, so start-finish will be strict.
the meeting takes place here commons.hour
commons.hour has extra.time of 30 minutes afterwards, for informal connections and follow-through (including
offers-&-wants) among whoever chooses to stay
commons.hour and extra.time are facilitated
meetings normally are in English language
the standard format is 15min presentations followed by 40min open exchange
From: commons.hour - the venue in the trial handbook
English is currently still the dominant language in our encounters, but I think it’s good to express that we’d be happy to facilitate multi-lingual sessions, in case volunteers commit to do simultaneous translation/interpretation, before the session start. This could be with live written subtitles in the same room or with audio in a parallel room. Again, this (commitment) should be known prior to the start to avoid wasting much time from the session agenda.
Session #1 - Intro
Monday Sept 27th, 18:00 UTC, here: commons.hour
meet.coop Community circle - Intro to
- developing protocols for coop practice, thro monthly sessions
- a framework of session topics in
commons.hour: three phases
- a practice of design justice: thro protocols, to a constitution, to assemblies and stewardship in the commons of digital infrastructure
The running order and rationale for the full programme of
commons.hour is here: Nextcloud
Session#1 is now scheduled and posted for sign-up Sign-up - commons.hour - session #1
Sessions in commons.hour so far . .
Each session discussion thread contains links to video playback, video download, shared notes, public chat and take-home notes.
1 The commons.hour programme - Introduction Session #1 post-session links
2 Political economy of community organising in digital spaces Session#2 - Post-session links
3 The structure and the struggle - Viable coop organisation and contributions to transition in society Session#3 - Discussion
4 Organising for sustainability in digital commons Session#4 discussion
5 Regionalising and infrastructuring the coop economy - A federated vision for digital infrastructure Session#5 discussion
6 Contribution accounting - Why, how, who? Session#6 discussion
7 Digital infrastructure for resilient subcultures : Commons.hour session#7 - discussion
The next one: Signup commons.hour session #8 Public-civic collaboration, coop incubators and stewarding digital infrastructure as a commons (Sophie Bloemens, Commons Network)