Board/Meeting minutes 2014-03-12

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These are the minutes of the Noisebridge board meeting held on 2014-03-12.

Meetings & procedure

Recording of meetings

  • Secretary to record high-level minutes of board meetings.
  • Secretary to post board meeting minutes on general wiki.
  • Board meetings are not streamed or recorded.
  • Board meetings are not open to the public.
  • Someone should announce a general summary at general meetings.

Board meeting schedule

  • Board meeting happen every two weeks, at 7pm on the first & third Wednesdays of the month.
  • Next meeting is 2014-04-02, 1900h.

Meeting agendas

  • Secretary to maintain a permanent “future agenda” page on the NB wiki.
  • Board members can add items to the agenda before or during the meeting.
  • It is our general policy that older items have priority in discussion.

Working strategies

  • Our general process is to pre-plan & work between board meetings, and to make decisions during the meetings.
  • Working groups are a powerful tool for the inter-meeting planning. [Rack is a good example of proto-working-group.]

Board communication & decision-making

  • Board to use private github issue tracker.
  • Decisions can be made on the tracker: proposal contains "PROPOSAL", once proposal has board-majority support.

General Noisebridge

  • Madelynn is the president of Noisebridge.

Working Groups

Rebase working group

  • Madelynn is chair.
  • Chair has sole responsibility ot invite & approve WG members.
  • WG responsible for: planning a rebase, budgeting a rebase, picking a timeframe for the rebase, and proposing policies associated with the infrastructure implemented at the rebase.

Community working group

  • Working group is provisional
  • Tom is chair
  • Chair has sole responsibility to invite & approve WG members
  • WG's first reponsibility is to propose a charter of authority & responsibilities for the ongoing CWG.

Decison process working group

  • Al is chair
  • Chair has sole responsibility ot invite & approve WG members
  • WG is responsible for proposing an improved decision-making process for Noisebridge.