Governance

Rules governing the Open Climate Collabathon and procedures. Under development...

Main working doc

Open doc - Tibi and Noah are mostly involved in this effort.

Inspiration

As we are thinking about evolving our governance, we are getting inspired from

Decision making

We are starting to use Loomio to reach consensus on propositions, make decisions and record decisions.

Decision making process

to be developed...

Registries

Registries are official lists. They should reflect the curent reality and need to be constantly updated.

  • Organizers (active contributors to the OCC organisation) - ?

  • Nodes -

  • Ambassadors -

  • Documentation - Google Drive

  • Decisions - Loomio

  • Events - ?

  • Projects - Gitbub? Comakery?

  • Funding initiatives - ?

Body of agreements

to be developed...

Norms

Norms for digital assets

[inspired from Sensorica's digital assets governance doc]

Sensitive digital assets

Sensitivity is a quality of a digital asset that relates to possibilities of harm or wrong doing. We can say that sensitive digital assets (content) can be vectors of attack: bad actors can use these assets (or the information they contain) to cause harm to the organisation or to its members.

Sensitive digital assets are those assets that have a key function for the organisation and present a risk when exposed to the public or when they are modified.

Public fixed sensitive assets

Their key function relies on their form and therefore they must be preserved in a given form, or their changes must be considered very carefully (ex. experienced contributors or by a majority of contributors). Examples: logos, governance documents, constitutions documents (ex. Vision and mission statements), web applications, etc. Most of these digital assets are transparent (anyone can access) but closed (modification is regulated). Authenticity is important for these types of digital assets, digital scarcity must be applied. For example, we need to know that this text is the official governance text that applies to digital assets.

Rules: [apply to presentation decks]

  1. Repository: All documents in this asset category are stored in Google Drive, in a separate folder, once they are in their final, stable form.

  2. Ownership: All documents in this asset category are managed by a Custodian (the owner of the doc and of the entire Google Folder) - the benevolent dictator.

  3. Reproduction: not allowed.

  4. Access

    1. Write access is monopolized by the Custodian and only shared with a very restricted number of trusted contributors, chosen by the Custodian alone, under its own full responsibility.

    2. View access is public.

Private sensitive assets

Their key function relies on the information that they contain, which might be sensitive, therefore they must be kept away from public view. Most of these digital assets are non-transparent (only a few can view). They can however be closed or open (with respect to access to modification). [Note that this type of assets can be open but non-transparent, meaning that they are not visible to anyone, but anyone can ask to contribute and view, unly after signing an NDA agreement].

Example: contact lists containing private information of other individuals, some strategic plans of action, etc.

Rules: [apply to contact lists]

  1. Repository: All documents in this asset category are stored in Google Drive, in a separate folder.

  2. Ownership: All documents in this asset category are managed by a Custodian (the owner of the doc and of the entire Google Folder) - the benevolent dictator.

  3. Reproduction: not allowed.

  4. Access

    1. Write access is monopolized by the Custodian and only shared with a very restricted number of trusted contributors, chosen by the Custodian alone, under its own full responsibility.

    2. View access is granted only to contributors.

Non-sensitive digital assets

Are those assets that present no risk when exposed to the public or when they are modified.

Rules: [apply to research and development documents]

  1. Repository: All documents in this asset category are stored in shared repositories such as Google Drive, Github, Wiki, etc.

  2. Property regime: Commons.

  3. Reproduction: allowed.

  4. Access

    1. Write access is granted to anyone who wants to contribute.

    2. View access is public.

Repositories

Definition: storage spaces for digital assets. Repositories are managed by Custodians.

Type of digital asset

Repository

Custodian

Procedures

Gitbook

?

Code

Github

?

Public information

Main website

?

Content / Text

Google Drive

Mix

Content / Video

Vimeo

?

Content / Photos

?

?

Custodians

A digital assets or entire repositories can be managed by Custodians.

Granting the Custodian role to an agent:

Revoking the Custodian role to an agent: ... propose rule ...