This draft of Value Statements presented below reflect our best attempt to mirror back what we’ve heard from community members as core to the Maintainers effort. Please help us shape, craft, and evolve this language by adding your thoughts below.

- Lee, Andy, and Jessica

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* 1. How much does the following Maintainers value resonate as core to the effort? 
 
Care.
Societies must care for those individuals who take care of it.

Western cultures laud and heap attention on so-called “innovators” but often overlook and forsake those individuals who keep our world from falling apart. Our community is dedicated to recognizing these crucial individuals who keep society’s systems running. We seek to identify and confront the issues that prevent Maintainers from flourishing as individuals, in collectives, and in their varied occupational roles. We highlight these obstacles as a step toward positive recommendations that will lead to greater levels of recognition, fair compensation, and more widespread appreciation of the value of maintenance labor and their foundational contributions to society.

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* 2. Please share any comments you have on the core value of Care, as described above.

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* 3. How much does the following Maintainers value resonate as core to the effort?

Research.
Grounded perspectives on human life with technology.

Many of the problems Maintainers face stem from fanciful ideas that are unsupported by evidence—which we call innovation-speak—about how technology works, about the role new things play in society, and about how humans will benefit. A more accurate and grounded understanding of human life with technology requires continual, critical inquiry into the daily practices of individuals, organizations, and communities. Accordingly, the Maintainers fosters and promotes action research into maintenance, repair, infrastructure, and the mundane work that keeps our society going. And we seek to nurture partnerships to connect researchers and practitioners who share the goal of putting experience, research, and evidence to work.

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* 4. Please share any comments you have on the core value of Research, as described above.

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* 5. How much does the following Maintainers value resonate as core to the effort?

Capacity.
Resources for Maintainers to help each other.

The Maintainers seeks to build capacity to improve maintenance practices and to help Maintainers—as individuals and communities—share knowledge about common challenges and best practices. There are few secrets in the science and craft of maintenance. Instead, what is needed most is to create and disseminate tools that improve maintenance practices and increase sharing of maintenance knowledge across domains. Our success requires constant feedback and engagement from a variety of stakeholders and the twin spirits of flexibility and openness to different ideas.

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* 6. Please share any comments you have on the core value of Capacity, as described above.

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* 7. REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL FEEDBACK

What values (other than those listed above) do you feel are core to the Maintainers community, and maintenance more generally?

After reviewing and incorporating community feedback, we will publish a version of the Maintainers values on the website. Once published, if you do not see your feedback reflected in the Maintainers value statement, please know we that we take your feedback seriously and are committed to acting on suggestions in other ways: blog posts, listserv discussions, and event programming (including Maintainers III: Practice, Policy and Care in Washington, D.C., October 6 - 9, 2019).

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