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====Section 2.1.0 Process for becoming a member====
====Section 2.1.0 Process for becoming a member====
#'''Declaration of Intent to Join'''
#* To become a member, a person must submit a brief written or spoken "Declaration of Intent to Join" where they answer the following questions (for informational purposes only, in other words "there are no wrong answers"):
Sudo room's process for becoming a member strives to balance the [[#Values|values]] of openness, access, and transparency against the community's need for members to hold respect for responsibility, accountability, and safe space. The members need to trust and respect one another in order to fully self-express and to perform sudo room as a creative community and hacker space.
#** What is your (pseudo)nym and/or name?
#** Why do you want to be a member of sudo room?
Sudo room respectfully request that all prospective members remember that '''trust''' is essential for our community and can be very easy to build when we all bring with us love, our genuine selves, and mutual respect.
#** If you know already, what are you excited to do at sudo room?
#** If you know already, what are you excited to share with the sudo room community?
In this regard, sudo room has replaced its formerly centralized membership process with a peer-to-peer (or peer-oriented) path to membership. '''In order to become a member of the sudo room, you must:'''
#'''Initial Pondering'''
#* It is only possible to become a member at the weekly sudo room meeting. Prospective members should attend if possible but can submit a written declaration if they are not able to attend in person.
# Become aware of sudo room's history, values, culture, physical space, virtual space, and other members:
#* At the sudo room weekly meeting, every prospective member must leave the room while the existing members have a chance to bring up any concerns  or reasons why the prospective member(s) should not be allowed membership (referred to as the "Initial Pondering").
#* '''history''' -
#** The intent is for it to be very easy for new members to join, so only very serious concerns should be brought up.
#* '''values''' -
#** If any existing member objects to a prospective new member becoming a member, and this cannot be resolved through discussion, then the prospective member will not be allowed membership.
#* '''culture''' -
#** Unreasonable or frequent blocking of new members by an existing member is grounds for immediate termination of membership based on a 2/3 vote.
#* '''physical space'''
#*  Upon completing the "Initial Pondering", such potential members must be communicated to the sudo rooom mailing list within 24 hours, including their "Declaration of Intent to Join".
#** Come visit the space! If you can't find a good excuse, you can join for a "Newbie Night" at 6pm on Wednesdays before the 7pm weekly membership meeting.
#'''Extended Pondering'''
#* '''virtual space'''
#* After the Initial Pondering, if there are no objections, there will be one week for sudo room members to raise objections as to why the prospective member should not be allowed to join (referred to as the "Extended Pondering").
#** we're all over the tubes and interwebs! https://sudoroom.org/humans
#* If there are no objections raised during the "Extended Pondering", the prospective member will become a member.
#* '''members'''
#** The intention is to provide sufficient time to ensure all concerns of those unable to attend the meeting may be heard.
#** member directory: https://sudoroom.org/humans
#* The new member will be added to the membership list and given access to desired and relevant assets and services of sudo room.
# Meet with at least one sudo room member to discuss becoming a member, getting feedback and help with the process.
#* No announcement of this change of status after the "Extended Pondering" is necessary.
# Sign up on this form: https://sudoroom.org/membership
# Come to a weekly sudo room meeting
The sudo room will engage in a process to reflect on your intention to join sudo room by:
# Ensuring you get a chance to communicate with at least one sudo room member about membership
# Allowing plenty of opportunities to come to the sudo room physical space, to meet other members as well as non-member participants, and to get a sense of the ongoing activities of the community.
# Provide online resources that fully detail many aspects of sudo room as possible that may help inform your decision about membership.
# Listening to other members to determine if there are any objections to your membership
#* If there are any objections, you will receive an explanation, and potentially an optional request for more information or engagement with you.

===Section 2.2 Sudo Functionaries===
===Section 2.2 Sudo Functionaries===