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<blockquote><big>Omni uses a variety of platforms for our internal communications. This page has information about how you can access these platforms and how we use each of them to share information.</big></blockquote>
<blockquote><big>Omni uses a variety of online tools for our internal communications. What follows are all of the forms of digital participation in the community, how to obtain accounts, and the general purpose of each form. The only requirement for member collectives is to have at least one delegate subscribed to the ‘consensus’ mailing list, where new proposals are posted at least one week prior to the Delegates Meeting during which it will be discussed. </blockquote>


'''''If you need support or have questions, please go to an [[Working_Groups#Communications_Working_Group|OmniComm meeting]].'''''
'''''If you need support or have questions, please send an email to comms AT omnicommons DOT org.'''''


=='''Meeting Notes'''==
Most working group and delegates meetings use Riseup etherpads for collaborative & simultaneous real-time editing as well as chat with remote participants. At Omni, common practice is to take notes in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Cheatsheet mediawiki's markup format], so that notes can be easily copy-pasted to the [[Calendar|wiki archive]] after the meeting. See also [[Meeting Note Templates]] for a directory of copy-pastable meeting note templates.
* Omni Delegates Meeting Riseup pad: [https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom]
* Omni Commons Working Group pad: [https://pad.riseup.net/p/omnicommons https://pad.riseup.net/p/omnicommons]
* Omni Finance WG pad: [https://pad.riseup.net/p/omnifinance https://pad.riseup.net/p/omnifinance]
* Omni Fundraising WG pad: [https://pad.riseup.net/p/omnifundraising https://pad.riseup.net/p/omnifundraising]


=='''Riseup Pad'''==
=='''Mailing Lists'''==
Omni Riseup pad [https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom]
There are many mailing lists - think of them as a digital directory of interests and activities (past and present) in the Omni community. You can view the full list of mailing lists (and subscribe to them) at: [https://omnicommons.org/lists omnicommons.org/lists].
 
* Riseup pad is an etherpad, which is a live editing tool.
* This platform supports collaborative & simultaneous editing.
* This is useful for taking meeting notes, which you can then synthesize to post to a wiki page.
 


While the ‘consensus’ list is required for delegates, all others are optional. The most active lists include:
* Announce: Moderated list for sending important announcements to our 800+ subscribers.
* Discuss: General discussion list for anything omni-related (high traffic)
* Booking: Where new space booking requests are sent. We ask that only folks who’ve attended at least one Commons Working Group meeting subscribe to this list.
* Building: Discussions about ongoing building construction and maintenance projects.
* Commons: Where we discuss issues and tasks related to events happening at the Omni - this is typically subscribed to in tandem with the Booking list.
* Finance: Dealing with our moneys.
* Fundraising / Buy the Building / Until the Revolution: Making moneys.
* Mediation: Email this list to discuss conflict mediation, request support, etc. Join if you’re willing to be a mediator for future conflicts.
* Productions: In-house A/V tech team for helping with events


=='''Wiki'''==
=='''Wiki'''==
Our wiki is our primary mode of documenting meeting notes as well as information about all aspects of the Omni. You can find a full history of every Delegates and Working Group meeting at [https://omnicommons.org/wiki/Calendar omnicommons.org/wiki/Calendar]. Updating, cleaning up, organizing, and beautifying the wiki are much-needed tasks! anyone and everyone is welcomed and encouraged to contribute!


Omni wiki [https://wiki.omni-oakland.org https://wiki.omni-oakland.org]
A wiki is a collaborative knowledge platform, written in article form, that stores all previous revisions to pages. To create or edit a page you must first [http://omnicommons.org/wiki/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&returnto=Main+Page&type=signup create an account]. To make an account, visit [https://omnicommons.org/wiki omnicommons.org/wiki] and click on ‘Request Account’ in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.  
* Wiki is a collaborative knowledge platform, written in article form.
* Does not support simultaneous editing; if more than one user attempts to edit a section at once, conflicts may arise, which you will be asked to reconcile.
* To create a page you must [http://wiki.omni-oakland.org/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&returnto=Main+Page&type=signup create an account].  
* Remember to 'Save page' as Wiki does not autosave.
 
* ''To learn more about how to format your wiki page, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Cheatsheet.''
* ''To learn more about how to format your wiki page, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Cheatsheet.''
** Also see our [[Example]].
** Also see our [[Example]].


=='''Mailing Lists'''==
=='''File Storage'''==
* Omni logistics mailing list (high traffic): https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/omnilogistics
We use both Google Drive and [https://omnicommons.org/cloud Owncloud] to store internal files such as state and corporate filings and applications. Please contact accounts AT omnicommons DOT org if you need access.
* Omni announcements mailing list (low traffic): https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/omni-announce
* Our high-traffic mailing list is meant for asynchronous discussion, and can usually be delivered either as individual emails or in digest form.
* Our low-traffic mailing list is meant for occasional, on-topic announcements (eg; announcing upcoming meetups and events)
* We love Riseup.net! They run on donations and don't log IP addresses.
* It's good practice to not start multiple threads a day or reply with one word responses!
 


=='''Analog Notes'''==
=='''Analog Notes'''==
[[File:notebook.JPG|thumb|alt=a notebook|analog notes taken on methods of ''[http://wiki.omni-oakland.org/w/Internal_Communications Internal Communications]''.]]
[[File:notebook.JPG|thumb|alt=a notebook|analog notes taken on methods of ''[http://wiki.omni-oakland.org/w/Internal_Communications Internal Communications]''.]]
Analog notes are an excellent option for recording and transmitting information.  
Analog notes are an excellent option for recording and transmitting information.  
* This platform is unparalleled in terms of security and user friendliness.
* This platform is unparalleled in terms of security and user friendliness.
* Given physical proximity, analog notes support collaborative creation and simultaneous editing.  
* Given physical proximity, analog notes support collaborative creation and simultaneous editing.  
* Information is created and stored in real time; there is no need to "save". However, as analog notes rely on material artifacts, it is possible for data to "be lost".  
* Information is created and stored in real time; there is no need to "save". However, as analog notes rely on material artifacts, it is possible for data to "be lost".  
* Analog notes offer limited sharing capabilities; consider combining your analog notes with one or more of the communication tools listed above in order to maintain collective accessibility.
* Analog notes offer limited sharing capabilities; consider combining your analog notes with one or more of the communication tools listed above in order to maintain collective accessibility.
==Learn More==
* Sudo Room hosts [https://sudoroom.org/wiki/Cryptoparty Cryptoparties] every third Sunday of the month at 2141 Broadway. Find out more by going to the [https://sudoroom.org/calendar Sudo Room Calendar]
* If you would like another communications platform added to this list, feel free to create a section or send a message to [[User:Elaine|Elaine]].  The [[Communications Working Group]] endeavors to promote communications inclusivity; if yr interested in facilitating/participating in a skill share to that end, pls let us know!

Revision as of 12:34, 1 February 2017

Omni uses a variety of online tools for our internal communications. What follows are all of the forms of digital participation in the community, how to obtain accounts, and the general purpose of each form. The only requirement for member collectives is to have at least one delegate subscribed to the ‘consensus’ mailing list, where new proposals are posted at least one week prior to the Delegates Meeting during which it will be discussed.

If you need support or have questions, please send an email to comms AT omnicommons DOT org.

Meeting Notes

Most working group and delegates meetings use Riseup etherpads for collaborative & simultaneous real-time editing as well as chat with remote participants. At Omni, common practice is to take notes in mediawiki's markup format, so that notes can be easily copy-pasted to the wiki archive after the meeting. See also Meeting Note Templates for a directory of copy-pastable meeting note templates.

Mailing Lists

There are many mailing lists - think of them as a digital directory of interests and activities (past and present) in the Omni community. You can view the full list of mailing lists (and subscribe to them) at: omnicommons.org/lists.

While the ‘consensus’ list is required for delegates, all others are optional. The most active lists include:

  • Announce: Moderated list for sending important announcements to our 800+ subscribers.
  • Discuss: General discussion list for anything omni-related (high traffic)
  • Booking: Where new space booking requests are sent. We ask that only folks who’ve attended at least one Commons Working Group meeting subscribe to this list.
  • Building: Discussions about ongoing building construction and maintenance projects.
  • Commons: Where we discuss issues and tasks related to events happening at the Omni - this is typically subscribed to in tandem with the Booking list.
  • Finance: Dealing with our moneys.
  • Fundraising / Buy the Building / Until the Revolution: Making moneys.
  • Mediation: Email this list to discuss conflict mediation, request support, etc. Join if you’re willing to be a mediator for future conflicts.
  • Productions: In-house A/V tech team for helping with events

Wiki

Our wiki is our primary mode of documenting meeting notes as well as information about all aspects of the Omni. You can find a full history of every Delegates and Working Group meeting at omnicommons.org/wiki/Calendar. Updating, cleaning up, organizing, and beautifying the wiki are much-needed tasks! anyone and everyone is welcomed and encouraged to contribute!

A wiki is a collaborative knowledge platform, written in article form, that stores all previous revisions to pages. To create or edit a page you must first create an account. To make an account, visit omnicommons.org/wiki and click on ‘Request Account’ in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

File Storage

We use both Google Drive and Owncloud to store internal files such as state and corporate filings and applications. Please contact accounts AT omnicommons DOT org if you need access.

Analog Notes

a notebook
analog notes taken on methods of Internal Communications.

Analog notes are an excellent option for recording and transmitting information.

  • This platform is unparalleled in terms of security and user friendliness.
  • Given physical proximity, analog notes support collaborative creation and simultaneous editing.
  • Information is created and stored in real time; there is no need to "save". However, as analog notes rely on material artifacts, it is possible for data to "be lost".
  • Analog notes offer limited sharing capabilities; consider combining your analog notes with one or more of the communication tools listed above in order to maintain collective accessibility.