[Noisebridge-board] Re: Making Decisions and then backing out after concensus has been reached (was Re: Ick)

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Wed Oct 1 20:21:34 UTC 2008

Andy Isaacson wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 12:10:52PM -0700, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
>> I think it's totally fair to say that this is an issue that needs
>> further discussion. We cannot change the fact that the group feels we
>> reached a consensus. Nor that we reported the consensus. If you don't
>> feel that way, you need to speak up during the process and be a blocker.
>> Please!
> This will be a lot LOT easier when we have a more functional consensus
> process.  I knew Noah felt steamrolled last night, I was probably part
> of that steamroller after 5 hours of cleaning and 2 hours of standing-up
> meeting in a cacophanous room.  There were a lot of disruptor elements
> at the meeting too.

I agree entirely.

> We need to separate consensusmaking meetings from the Open Tuesday
> meetings.  I'm not sure how, but last night showed how well it works to
> have non-members showing up for their first meeting "contributing" their
> thoughts to the consensus.  Either we have consensusmaking earlier on
> tuesdays (starting at 7?) or we do it on a different day.


No more Noisebridge steamers!


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