Overarching policy decisions on editorial priorities, financial decisions, and new members will be made in annual meetings with all group members welcome to participate either live or online.
Voting in yearly policy meetings will be most often by majority vote with attention to a strong minority. Deviations will respect the concept of self management - decision making input in proportion as one is affected by issues at stake. Individual task forces will set up their own participatory decision-making process.
As a basic component of membership in IPPS, all members are encouraged to be involved in the creation of vision and strategy through participation in autonomous “editorial threesomes” (or other combinations, or singly) as people choose. By autonomous we mean as long as they apply the general principles and values of our mission statement.
Content for the IPPS site and its activities will be generated in at least the following ways:
- by group members (where possible in aforementioned threesomes)
- commissioned and solicited by threesomes
- from unsolicited submissions that will be distributed somewhat equally among threesomes for approval
Other activities will be overseen by appropriate task forces constructed for the purposes at hand. See other links under the heading What We Do to the left.