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Re: [board-discuss] Initiative to improve communication channels


On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 6:19 PM Daniel Armando Rodriguez <
drodriguez@documentfoundation.org> wrote:

> El 2020-07-17 13:20, Simon Phipps escribió:
> > There is also CONSUL, which was developed as open source by Madrid City
> > Council, transferred to an independent Foundation and is now used
> > worldwide. Italo Vignoli is a member of their Board of Directors. See
> > https://consulproject.org/en/
> >
> > All the same, I don't think it's necessarily a good thing to bring
> > thousands of voters into a decision making process where they have no
> > responsibilities to moderate their exercise of rights. It will just
> > become factional and partisan based on external agendas.
>
> I believe that it is crucially important to allow as many voices as
> possible to be heard, and the consequent monitoring process is greatly
> facilitated by the implementation of a tool such as Decidim so, together
> BoD & Community can decide about the issues that matter to us.
>

Please don't confuse "making voices heard", which is generally good, with
"offering them a vote", which is generally problematic if they do not carry
any responsibilities upon which their votes might rely and especially if
they are willing to vote for ideas they don't fully understand on the basis
only of personality or identity. Decisions made in that way have bad
outcomes.

S.
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*Simon Phipps*
*Meshed Insights Ltd*

Follow-Ups:
Re: [board-discuss] Initiative to improve communication channelsTelesto <telesto@surfxs.nl>
Re: [board-discuss] Initiative to improve communication channelsSophie <sophi@libreoffice.org>
Re: [board-discuss] Initiative to improve communication channelsDaniel Armando Rodriguez <drodriguez@documentfoundation.org>
References:
Re: [board-discuss] Initiative to improve communication channelsKev M <kevm@mailbox.org>
Re: [board-discuss] Initiative to improve communication channelsSimon Phipps <simon@webmink.com>
Re: [board-discuss] Initiative to improve communication channelsDaniel Armando Rodriguez <drodriguez@documentfoundation.org>
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