[Noisebridge-discuss] Membership Changes by Almighty Consensus

Nicholas Granado ngranado at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 09:01:07 UTC 2013

This is sweet!


On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 1:28 AM, J.C. <r33lmm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Made a short update to the homepage with a brief version (as follows),
> feel free to add a more excellent iteration...
> *Noisebridge is open 24/7 to Members, Associate Members and guests
> thereof. If you are interested in visiting noisebridge, it is recommended
> to connect with a current member via IRC<https://noisebridge.net/wiki/IRC> or
> the "Discussion" list Mailinglist<https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Mailinglist>
> *
> Docents <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Docents> are also usually available
> Monday thru Friday from 8pm-Midnight and can introduce you to the space.
> All scheduled classes and events are as always free and open to attend.
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 12:58 AM, Tom Lowenthal <me at tomlowenthal.com>wrote:
>> Reluctant as I am to post to this mailing list, I am overcoming my
>> strong inhibitions to bring you this breaking news.
>> At around midnight, after extensive, constructive, engaged, and
>> productive consensus-building discussion, Kevin, JC, Monad, and I,
>> with the help of many community participants agreed the following:
>> > There shall be a new tier of membership, called an Associate Member. An
>> > associate member shall have all the rights and privileges of membership
>> except
>> > that an associate member shall not be entitled to full participation in
>> the
>> > consensus process. The process for becoming an associate member shall
>> be the
>> > same as the process for becoming a member, except that four sponsors
>> shall be
>> > required instead of two, and that it shall not require the consensus of
>> > Noisebridge for a person to become an associate member, but that the
>> consensus
>> > of Noisebridge may reject an application for a person to become an
>> associate
>> > member.
>> > Noisebridge's space shall be open only to members and associate members
>> at any
>> > time. A member or associate member may at any time invite a person into
>> > Noisebridge and host that person at Noisebridge as long as that member
>> or
>> > associate member remains at Noisebridge. No other person shall be
>> permitted at
>> > Noisebridge at any other time.
>> > Neither members nor associate members shall be required to pay
>> membership dues
>> > as a condition of such membership.
>> That took some doing, and I'd like to thank everyone who actively
>> listened and engaged with others' points of view to reach this
>> consensus. However, we're not done. We also agreed to continue
>> discussion at next week's meeting, particularly on the following
>> points:
>> 1. The process for becoming an associate member.
>> 2. The issue of whether members or associate members shall have to pay
>> dues.
>> 3. Whether someone shall have to be an associate member before
>> becoming a member.
>> But we should definitely discuss other issues or suggestions that folks
>> have.
>> * * * * *
>> Yet wait, there's even more. This means things for you, yes you, dear
>> reader!
>> There are currently no associate members, but a lot of non-members who
>> use the space regularly, and probably want to continue doing so. If
>> you're a member it's now extra-specially important that you be at
>> Noisebridge more often in the coming days so that you can help host
>> people, and vouch for them, and otherwise help build ties in our
>> community and move us towards a steady ratio of members and associate
>> members. If you're a regular who's not a member, please respect this
>> change, and try to communicate with existing members and arrange to be
>> in the space in the same time so that they can host you.
>> I plan to print out some new associate application forms with four
>> membership slots and so on, but until then, please feel free to use
>> the regular forms, but write the word "associate" on them somewhere
>> prominent, hack additional sponsor slots, and file them in the right
>> part of the binder.
>> * * * * *
>> I'm sure that there will be hiccups and edge cases and other whatnot &
>> malarkey with this change. Please -- out of respect for your fellow
>> bridgers -- bring these to the list constructively and with an eye
>> towards working together to improve Noisebridge.
>> Your humble servant,
>> Tom,
>> Noisebridge Secretary, and executor of the will of our President (long
>> may she reign), Empress of all Hackerspaces, and Protector of
>> Noisebridge.
>> --
>> May the blessings of Consenso be upon you.
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> ;+)
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