How you can participate
Our vision is that of a future society in which everyone can participate on an equal basis. We want to realize our vision already in the present, within our own organization. It is important to us that all members can participate. We have no leaders; everyone's ideas and opinions count equally.
Please do not think lightly that you lack skills or talents that can contribute to our mission. Everyone has valuable capabilities and yours may come in handy sooner than you think. Also, consider that by participating skills and confidence will come with practice.
IOPS is under construction, being built from the ground up without much of a plan.There is no master architect and there are no well-defined tasks ready and waiting for members to take on. It’s not that there isn’t enough to do – there is plenty, and it is up to you to seek out the things in which you can participate and that suit you. Everyone can contribute but how much and in exactly what ways you do so is your decision. You yourself can best determine your own talents, skills, connections, resources, available time, and so on, at any given moment, and how they are best applied. But be assured there is no lack of things to do, both inside IOPS and outside. Hopefully the following will give you some ideas.
If you encounter any barriers in your efforts to participate, please also . It is important to us that everyone who wants to participate, can.
a simple request. If you decide to join IOPS even though you are already rather busy, and another member approaches you with an invitation or other request for which you have no time or opportunity, then please give at least some response, even though you have to decline the invitation or request. It is unnecessarily discouraging for members who reach out not to get any response at all, far more so than just not getting the positive response hoped for.