[Noisebridge-discuss] DRAMA are we kicking people out to quickly?

Crutcher Dunnavant crutcher at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 18:02:37 UTC 2012

On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 1:27 PM, Justin Doerr <justinsfca at gmail.com> wrote:

> I agree with both Cobalt and Martin.
> Also Galileo put it very beautifully.
> "I have never met a man so ignorant I could not learn something from him."

Sure. Given appropriate restraints, and boundless curiosity about what's
inside a person.

But I've certainly met people who left me more ignorant after talking to

Some people suck. Why pay for them?

> For those of you who don't know, Galileo was the man they locked up and
> put under house arrest for telling Catholics that they are wrong about the
> Earth being the center of the universe. Hmm.... ya learn something new
> everyday!!!
> On Apr 5, 2012 1:05 PM, "Martin Bogomolni" <martinbogo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think you're confusing NoiseBridge with the Burning Man principles.
>>  Where is 'radical' anything in the NB charter?
>> The Bylaws are pretty clear cut:
>> The purpose of this corporation is to promote and encourage technical,
>> scientific, and artistic skills through individual projects, social
>> collaboration, and education. Also in the context of these purposes,
>> the corporation shall engage in scientific, charitable and educational
>> activities within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
>> Revenue Code, including but not limited to:
>> (a). Through talks, classes, workshops, collaborative projects, and
>> other activities, to encourage research, knowledge exchange, learning,
>> and mentoring in a safe, clean space.
>> (b). Provide educational spaces for teaching practical skills and
>> theory of technology, science, and art.
>> (c). Provide work space, storage, and other resources for projects
>> related to art, science, and technology that will benefit the
>> individual members' personal growth in their fields of interest,
>> encouraging the individual members to share their projects and
>> knowledge for the betterment of society through art, science and
>> technology.
>> (d). To create, learn, and teach, individually and as a group,
>> inviting members of the community in the San Francisco area and the
>> world.
>> (e). To develop, support the development of, and provide resources for
>> the development of free and open source software and hardware for the
>> benefit of society.
>> (f). Collaboration across disciplines for the benefit of cultural,
>> charitable, and scientific causes.
>> (g). To foster, by all legal means, the common purposes of its
>> participants.
>> (h). To conduct or engage in all lawful activities in furtherance of
>> the stated purposes or those incidental to them.
>> There is one class of member -- a member, who pays dues, approved by
>> the board and membership, in good standing.
>> As for who can come in and out of the space .. traditionally it comes
>> down to who has a key, as well as who is willing to be responsible for
>> a person coming in _without_ a key.  However, letting someone into the
>> space does not mean they are a member of Noisebridge, and it doesn't
>> mean they can do as they wish.
>> Tradition is what dictates our policy of openness, and acceptance of
>> people in the space who have not petitioned for membership.   It does
>> not mean we have an Open Door policy.
>> -M
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Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher at gmail.com>
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