Some community members have asked about whether they can use the ƒractally logo in their promotional efforts. We are flattered that so many people want to help share our ideas and the ƒractally brand; however, there are some very practical business considerations that must be taken into account. For example, we must protect our trademark from abuse by those who would work against us and our community or we can lose the right to our trademark altogether.
After giving it some thought we realized that the Genesis Fractal, being its own virtual entity apart from Fractally LLC, needs its own logo. Any Genesis Fractal logo would have to be adopted by community consensus, but we thought about it and put together a concept that we would license for the community to use.
This logo builds on the idea of our social channels and community website gofractally.com "go ƒractally" while also symbolizing Genesis Fractal. We feel this logo is a call to action to encourage people to "go for it, and get the respect you deserve".
Reaching Consensus without a Council
While the Genesis Community is still developing we lack enough people to form 12 teams of 12 as envisioned by the ƒractally white paper, yet we still need the means to reach consensus for community-wide decisions. Our current process is ad-hoc and we can do better. So I propose the following interim process for making community-wide decisions:
- Before each weekly meeting any member who has previously ranked 5 or 6 for at least 3 weeks may introduce a proposal for consideration by the community. This proposal shall be posted as a link in the comment section of the hive post where we record the consensus results that week. Each qualifying member may only propose one item per week.
- After each weekly meeting (on the same video call), those who rank 6 may discuss the proposal, and if they approve they can reply to the comment with "Approve" or "Reject". If 2/3 of those who rank 6 that week approve then the proposal passes.
- If 2/3 of the Rank 6 fail to reach a consensus within 1 hour to either Approve or Reject then the Rank 6 individuals lose the respect they earned that week.
This is an interim process can serve until modified using the same process or the automated workflow on fractally.com is ready.
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