[Noisebridge-discuss] Tor consensus item

girlgeek girlgeek at wt.net
Thu Jul 28 04:05:41 UTC 2011

I don't know if this issue was resolved on Tuesday, but it seems that in 
the future a consensus motion to continue backing Tor could be blocked 
by one very concerned person, and thereby resolve Al's concern.
On 7/26/2011 1:44 PM, Al Sweigart wrote:
> I can't make it to the meeting tonight, but I have an addition to the
> Tor consensus item I'd like to make.
> I think Tor is something that Noisebridge should back, and personally
> I'm in favor of it. But the nature of the Tor project is that there
> are several things that could go wrong that we can't really predict,
> and there are people who are passionately in favor of the project. The
> problem I see is that if Something Should Go Wrong, I'd like
> Noisebridge to be able to dissolve backing the Tor project by a
> majority vote rather than through consensus. One passionate and
> obstinate person could block Noisebridge from untangling itself from a
> relationship that everyone else agrees has turned poisonous.
> I really don't think this is likely, but I don't think it's impossible.
> Again, I'm in favor of NB putting its name behind Tor. But I would
> have to block any consensus item that doesn't allow NB to withdraw its
> support through a majority vote of the members. It simply takes too
> much power from the membership.
> -Al
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