The originator of Open Space Technology, Harrison Owen, discovered that certain participants of nonlinear meeting technologies do not conform to the ordinary participation roles.
He named them Bumblebees and Butterflies. We also find them in COLLECTIVES.
Some people have a tendency to jump from COLLECTIVE to COLLECTIVE, picking up bits of information and dropping them here and there, slipping in and out of various COLLECTIVE meetings asking dangerous questions but not even sticking around to hear the answers. The result is valuable cross-pollination throughout the COLLECTIVE(S). These are the Bumblebees!
Some other people have a tendency to flutter about the COLLECTIVE TORUS FIELD at odd hours spontaneously enjoying their own beauty and delicate presence. They tend to care about and generally improve the overall mood of spaces. You might find them hanging out at the café, listening to the worries or ecstasies of people who feel a bit lost or frustrated in all the hubbub of the COLLECTIVE. These precious Beings are the Butterflies!
Both Bumblebees and Butterflies are welcomed contributors to any COLLECTIVE.