[Noisebridge-discuss] Added proposal to current consensus items

Madelynn Martiniere mmartiniere at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 01:17:47 UTC 2013

My understanding of the proposal is to re-evaluate Associate Membership 
in February, so no definition of what happens if we get rid of them has 
been provided.

I think having consensus on new members is pretty overzealous. Some 
combination of the two processes might be better (4 week trial period, 
written statement on the wiki, and 4 sponsors seems appropriate to me).


> Al Sweigart <mailto:asweigart at gmail.com>
> December 10, 2013 5:12 PM
> Just to clarify, this would get rid of the concept of associate 
> members? And would not convert them to being members? Would they still 
> (technically) be able to come to Noisebridge on their own?
> Am I right in saying that basically the idea of having associate 
> members was to 1) make it easy to become an associate member since no 
> single person could block it (rather, you'd have to have a unanimous 
> vote to block someone) and 2) on the other side, associate members 
> couldn't unilaterally block consensus items?
> It did always feel like a hack to me. I'd rather just have the regular 
> members all become associate members since blocking is such a nuclear 
> option, causing people to circumvent the consensus process entirely 
> (which leads to drama).
> -Al
> Kevin Schiesser <mailto:bfb at riseup.net>
> December 10, 2013 8:48 AM
> Text:
> "Noisebridge should attach an expiration period of 90 days, beginning 
> October 29, 2013, to the consensus decision to create an Associate 
> Member role 
> <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2013_10_29#Proposal_to_create_an_Associate_Member_role_and_limit_access_to_Noisebridge_24.2F7_to_Member.2C_Associate_Member_and_thoes_hosted_by_M_and_AM>. 
> All subsequent mutations of the original consensus should be brought 
> for a second consensus, beginning February 4, 2014. "
> See https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Current_Consensus_Items for details.
> Thanks,
> Kevin
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