[Noisebridge-discuss] Meeting Notes 2013 11 12 - slightly abridged

jarrod hicks hicksu at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 22:05:24 UTC 2013

Hello ya'll. Here are the highlights from last nights meeting.


A. Folks are putting together a new hackerspace in SF. Join us on
#sfhackerspace on Freenode.
B. Alex Gudkov has just signed a lease on a 3500 sq ft space at Mission &
6th, perhaps for use hacking, or as a coop. Get in touch!

Consensus proposals from last week:

A. We discussed JC's proposal to secure the space. We agreed the following:

"It should be possible to secure Noisebridge when not in use. Noisebridge
should be secured when not in use. All Noisebridge Members and Associate
Members should have access to Noisebridge."

We decided to form a cabal to work on the details, and actually build this.
We noted that we haven't decided to spend money on this, just agreed on the

B. We discussed Tom's proposal to make the list of members public. We
agreed the following:

"It shall not a secret whether a person is Member of Noisebridge. It shall
be the responsibility of each member to identify themself as a member by
adding the Category:Members to their wiki user page. Until a Member so
identifies, they shall not be entitled to any privilege of Noisebridge
Membership. Likewise, if a member is on Membership/Hiatus, they must
indicate this by adding the Category:Hiatus to their wiki user page; this
method of so identifying shall replace any other notification requirement
for going on and coming off hiatus. Although it shall generally be a
responsibility shared by all members to ensure that this category of
identification is used correctly, in cases where its use is disputed,
Noisebridge's secretary shall be the final arbiter."

Consensus Proposals for next week

A. "As a result of our prior conversation, we collectively propose: If a
member has not identified themself as such by adding the Category:Members
to their wiki user page by $DATE, they shall no longer be a member of

B. Tom proposes that:

"If a paper membership application has been in the binder for more than
twelve weeks, that application should be discarded. If that person still
wants to become a member, they must start the application process over from
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