In the FOAF workshop (Galway, 1-2 September 2004) (see previous entry), almost half of the time was devoted to Breakout sessions, sessions where everyone was free to propose a topic of discussion posting it on a wall and everyone was free to subscribe to any group. The rules of the breakout sessions were so cool I decided to report them verbatim below:
Principles of the Agenda Forming and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Discussion:
1. Whoever comes are the right people.
2. Whatever happens is the only right thing that could have happened.
3. Whenever it starts is the right time.
4. When it is over, it is over.
The Law of the Two Feet:
If you find yourself in a place where you are neither learning nor contributing, it is your responsability to leave and go to wherever there is greater potential for learning and contributing.
Self-comment after more than 2 years, wow! This is just one of the benefit of blogging. Anyway, today I discovered those principles are in reality the principles of Open Space Technology http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology