[Noisebridge-discuss] Frantisek's Membership Status

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Sat Nov 23 06:41:37 UTC 2013

On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 10:27:23PM -0800, Tom Lowenthal wrote:
> Hi Frantisek,
> It looked to me like you were publicly asking me to publicly tell you
> whether you were a member. My apologies if I misunderstood. I'm the
> secretary, and I've been maintaining the membership rolls since I took
> over from Danny (who switched to treasurer, taking over from Kelley).
> Your name does not appear anywhere in my records: either in the
> current, hiatus, or former member lists. I have all the paper records
> Danny gave me, and all the forms which have been given to me since,
> but I do not have a paper membership form with your name on it.

Starting a new thread to call him out as not a member is hardly a
proportionate response to his question buried in a thread somewhere.

The membership lists have never been completely accurate.  We've always
avoided requiring that members of noisebridge hew to any single
technology.  (These are both features, not bugs.)

Frantisek certainly was a member of Noisebridge when he was active in
the eary days of the buildout at 2169, and I'm fairly certain he never
rescinded his membership.  Our systems are somewhat fuzzy (this is a
feature), but I assume dues haven't been paid for Frantisek in over a
year, so perhaps that means he's a hiatus member or similar.

Based on recent behavior I venture that Frantisek is doing a better job
of representing the spirit of Noisebridge than many of the petty
authoritarians who've promulgated the recent spate of rule-making and
so-called consensus.


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