[Noisebridge-discuss] Hello. I think we a need a new Mission Statement.

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 17:05:34 UTC 2014

This is a great argument for revisiting the "old ways" to find out why
Noisebridge was interesting in the first place.


On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 3:59 PM, Josh Juran <jjuran at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 5, 2014, at 9:13 PM, Naomi Most wrote:
>> That's fine, but you guys are seeing this as an "either or".  It's
>> really a "yes and".
> A community mission statement needs the input and alignment of the
> community.  But the community I think Noisebridge would like to have is
> largely not participating right now, because they see Noisebridge as an
> unsafe space.  Some have moved on to other hackerspaces.  Some, like me, are
> software-only hackers who can work anywhere.  I certainly didn't come to
> Noisebridge so I could get work done -- rather, I came to interact with
> other hackers.  (If I wanted to work efficiently, I'd stay home instead of
> having conversations and demos.)
> I recently attended a hacking event organized by people who live in the
> Mission.  Although Noisebridge was an obvious venue candidate, the event was
> instead held at the Internet Archive, substantially less convenient
> travel-wise.  But the atmosphere was perfect, and as a result of
> conversations I had there, I applied and joined their staff.  *That* is what
> I'm looking for in a community space.
>> The point of the Mission Statement is to clarify the goals of NB as an
>> organization.  It will be easier, after a process of consenting to
>> agree on a new Mission Statement, to agree on how to deal with
>> subsidiary issues like that.
> Noisebridge needs to make people like me want to come there and give money,
> or it's going to die.
> Josh

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