Great to see the GOSH Governance Working Group progressing, and thanks for taking the plunge on drafting a community governance map. Below some thoughts in answer to the questions in your post.
From the minutes, I understand that the exercise is to map a set of Minimum Viable Principles for the governance that “make it very clear what assets are being governed and what decisions are being made in each realm”. No doubt this could be a very long list. But in the spirit of being ‘minimum viable’, the following seem particularly important:
The Working Group itself should be part of the map, since even if it is a temporary entity, it’s playing an important role in establishing the future governance model.
The Community Governance Council mentioned in previous threads should be on the map, too. The name may change, but I understood that setting up this entity is a key objective for the WG.
A Community Manager is a new governance role earmarked in the Sloan grant. What decisions that person makes and who they refer to needs to be thought through. I suggest the WG starts this process.
The GOSH Manifesto is not the only source of values. The community has generated important values in the GOSH Code of Conduct and the GOSH Roadmap, complementary to those in the Manifesto. The Code of Conduct emphasizes the importance of equity and respect as community values. The Roadmap highlights self-learning, forging partnerships and increasing diversity as value-laden goals. I suggest all three of these community assets should appear in the map on an equal footing, as they all affect GOSH governance.
The layout seems too linear and ‘top-down’. In particular, the arrow going one way from values to people. I suggest representing this as a feedback loop: the community develops its values, which in turn shape the community, in an iterative process. Also the arrow going one way to decision making. Whether the decision making is about values or event planning or anything else, it should appear as a process, not an end-point.
To represent this, I suggest a more heliocentric map, with the GOSH Community at the center, including sub-groups like the WG, and a range of assets (community events like AfricaOSH, community documents like the Roadmap, community websites like the forums) orbiting like planets.
These assets interact with the community through different decision making processes. These processes can be represented by arrows, similar to those in your map, which are a bit like gravitational forces, keeping the assets on course.
Easier said than drawn! Nevertheless, I hope some of these suggestions prove helpful.