[Noisebridge-discuss] Let's use a Git repo to manage our massive, sprawling bureaucracy

Al Sweigart asweigart at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 17:59:29 UTC 2014

Beat me to it. :) I was thinking of going through the wiki and finding all
the policy related stuff that has passed consensus and putting it into a
single wiki page, but a git repo is a better idea.

Right now Noisebridge leans too much on oral tradition. It's about time we
hack together a printing press.


On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM, Tom Lowenthal <me at tomlowenthal.com> wrote:

> Hello, I'm Tom, and I enjoy the way that git allows for structured
> modification to documents.
> tl;dr: I think we should use a git repository as the canonical version
> of our policies and procedures.
> Over the past six months, we have reached consensus on several
> proposals to change or tweak the way we do things. We've modified our
> access policy, our membership process, the responsibilities of some of
> the officers, and instituted an anti-harassment policy. These changes
> are constructive; all have the intention of improving Noisebridge.
> Unfortunately, I have periodically had trouble, made errors, or
> omitted things when trying to update our wiki pages to reflect
> changes. I fear that the clerical errors I've made are symptomatic of
> a general difficulty mentally applying new proposals to our current
> policies, and have also exacerbated confusion.
> I propose that we use a git repo as the canonical location of these
> documents. Proposals for change should come with a branch or fork
> which can be merged to implement the desired change. Changes should
> still occur only by consensus, and changes should still have a
> human-readable summary. Each of the policies should continue to be
> mirrored on the wiki, just not edited there.
> I'm happy to volunteer to get things working and help people start
> using it, as well as to maintain & operate the system. I think that
> operating such a system is a good responsibility to place on the
> secretary in general.
> -Tom
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