[Noisebridge-discuss] [Drama] Fwd: [Noisebridge-announce] Important Noisebridge Procedural Changes

Kevin bfb at riseup.net
Wed Mar 26 08:42:16 UTC 2014

On March 25, 2014 10:09:52 PM PDT, Cat Herder <cat.herder at yandex.com> wrote:
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> https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-announce/2014-March/001072.html
> Madelynn Martiniere mmartiniere at gmail.com
> Wed Mar 26 00:19:10 UTC 2014
> Hello Noisebridge,
> As many of you may know, as of March 4th, 2014 a new board of
> directors 
> was elected to Noisebridge. On March 12th, we had our first meeting,
> and 
> the minutes are available on the wiki: 
> _https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Board/Meeting_minutes_2014-03-12_
> As of this afternoon, the board has agreed upon several changes to the
> membership 
> (https://github.com/noisebridge/bureaucracy/blob/master/membership.md)
> and consensus 
> (https://github.com/noisebridge/bureaucracy/blob/master/consensus.md) 
> process.
> These changes are now available under 
> _https://github.com/noisebridge/bureaucracy/_ and are effective 
> immediately.
> The first Membership Meeting is next Tuesday, April 1st at 7pm (next 
> week). As it currently stands, all Council Members in good standing
> are 
> now automatically considered consensus-eligible members for proposals 
> brought to next week's meeting.
> If you were formally a member (formally formally known as Associate 
> member), you are eligible to become a Member at April 1st's meeting. 
> Your sponsors carry over, and your wiki page serves as your
> application. 
> Membership dues will not begin until April, and more information 
> regarding that process will be posted later.
> I encourage people to attend the general meeting this evening for 
> discussion of upcoming events, exciting projects happening at 
> Noisebridge, and discussion of proposals and working groups for the 
> upcoming Membership Meeting. Several members of the board will be
> there 
> to answer questions.
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Yes, I was present at the Noisrbridge weekly meeting tonight.

Naomi, thank you for providing further insight into the process of the board. I felt marginalized and disempowered by the proclamations of the Board.  Namely, for smashing existing Noisebridge decision making process. It's absolutely appropriate to hear that the BoD did not observe any semblance of internal reasonable process. Your feedback was not considered, and that's inappropriate.

I support the removal of board members who have acted in bad faith rushing this through as a fait accompli. They are unfit to serve.

Feedback is appreciated. Let's have a productive public dialog. We are able to oust those who abuse consensus from participating in our decision making process.


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