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-==== Membership ====+====== Governance policy ====== 
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 +===== Membership ====
 New members must contact a member of the Community and Admin Action Squad before being approved for membership. New members must contact a member of the Community and Admin Action Squad before being approved for membership.
  
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 Membership of the cooperative is not required to use the cooperative's web services, unless otherwise specified in this governance document for specific services. Membership of the cooperative is not required to use the cooperative's web services, unless otherwise specified in this governance document for specific services.
  
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-==== Voting ====+===== Voting =====
  
 All members can create a proposal for the general membership to approve or refuse. Proposals are made on the cooperative's Loomio instance. All members can create a proposal for the general membership to approve or refuse. Proposals are made on the cooperative's Loomio instance.
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 All proposals are subject to a minimum of receiving more Agree votes than Disagree votes, unless otherwise stipulated here in the governance document. All proposals are subject to a minimum of receiving more Agree votes than Disagree votes, unless otherwise stipulated here in the governance document.
  
-proposal must be posted to the general membership and open for 7 days.+Before creating a proposal, all members must open a new thread on Loomio regarding the subject of the proposal and notify all other members of the cooperative.
  
 +After the thread has been open for 4 days, a proposal may be made, and must be open for a minimum of 3 days.
  
-==== Action Squads ====+Following the results of the initial proposal, follow-up proposals regarding the same subject may be made in order to address any changes of circumstances, and must be open for a minimum of 3 days.
  
-=== Administration and Community Action Squad (Admin) ===+Failing to comply to these standards may result in the proposal being closed. 
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 +===== Action Squads ===== 
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 +==== Administration and Community Action Squad (Admin) ====
  
 Approving new members into the cooperative and maintaining the list of active members. Approving new members into the cooperative and maintaining the list of active members.
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 Maintaining the list of blacklisted/whitelisted domains and instances. Maintaining the list of blacklisted/whitelisted domains and instances.
  
 +==== IT/Technical Action Squad (Tech) ====
  
-=== IT/Technical Action Squad (Tech) ===+Setting up and maintaining the software necessary for the web services run by the cooperative.
  
-Setting up and maintaining the software necessary for the web services ran by the cooperative.+==== Responsibilities and limitations ====
  
 +=== Communication ====
  
-=== Communications Action Squad (Comms) === 
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-Publicising important news and regular updates regarding cooperative activity. 
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-Drive recruitment and outreach. 
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-Announce news and facilitate communication to and between the general membership and Action Squads. 
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-Facilitate the Members' Review of Action Squads. 
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-Maintain the cooperative's wiki and other information about the cooperative's activities. 
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-==== Responsibilities and Limitations ==== 
-=== Communication === 
 Communication between members within Action Squad regarding the cooperative must be kept in open channels available to all members of the cooperative to review. Communication between members within Action Squad regarding the cooperative must be kept in open channels available to all members of the cooperative to review.
  
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 === Membership and Existence === === Membership and Existence ===
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 The existence of Action Squads is subject to the "implied consent" of the general membership, which is subject to immediate recall. The existence of Action Squads is subject to the "implied consent" of the general membership, which is subject to immediate recall.
  
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 === Tasks === === Tasks ===
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 In this instance, tasks handled by the Action Group must be delegated to other Action Groups as part of the vote proposal. In this instance, tasks handled by the Action Group must be delegated to other Action Groups as part of the vote proposal.
  
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 Action squads will be subject to a biannual review by the general membership. Action squads will be subject to a biannual review by the general membership.
  
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 ==== Amendments ==== ==== Amendments ====
-Any changes to this Governance Document must be subject to a proposal requiring at least 4 times as many Agree votes to Disagree votes.+ 
 +Any changes to this Governance Document must be subject to a proposal requiring at least 4 times as many Agree votes to Disagree votes. 
  
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