Hey there, so I created a proto-document that we could look at and analyze, which includes some badge ideas.
I think this might be a good starting place, as the MetaGuild and its Charter might just have to be the guiding force for other guilds by fiat. It could be the glue that holds the guild system together, I don’t know for sure.
I’ve highlighted (by bold text) some questions/points of discussion. Things I am having hesitation/internal questions about and would like to discuss. Yes, this includes whether we name these documents ‘theories’ or ‘charters’ or whether it matters.
Something still very vague that the document does NOT address is how information is to be organized online. (wiki, main website, forums etc) I suppose it probably should include such guidance so that it can serve as a model for other guilds, but specifically not decree exactly what must be done on their part. I think it ought to specify to a greater degree what the ‘Guild System’ is (a formal system) so that there is no confusion as to what is included/excluded from it?
Another question might be something like “to what extent does the greater Noisebridge community need to respect the Guild System as defined here?”. Should there be a Consensus proposal based around this which sanctions this as some kind of official Noisebridge process?
Also, fwiw: I envision a future in which we generalize the subsystems of this and share them, open source style, with the greater hackerspace community so that we can serve as a model for how to organize a self-regulating, homeostatic anarchy.
Anyway let me know what kinds of thoughts/questions you have.