Consensus Items History

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This page acts as a record of consensus decisions, both for measures approved and blocked.

The Current Consensus Items page is the public record of consensus items to be decided on.

Date               Proposed by Wording Decision Author of this Record
2013-04-02 Tom (TBD wording for proposal to develop improved design for homepage / splash page ...) -- Tom
2013-03-12 Tom We recommend to the board that they select Danny to be Treasurer, Tom to be Secretary, and Snail to be President for 2013. Approved Ken
2013-03-19 Tom We will reimburse Mitch up to $1000 to replenish our t-shirt supply. Approved Snail
2013-03-19 Tom Shawn Landden (photo) is barred from Noisebridge. He is prohibited from entering the space or participating in the community. (Here is some context and here is more context.) Approved Snail
2013-01-29 So say we all We have agreed the slate for the 2013 board elections. Approved Tom
2013-01-29 Danny It is the consensus of Noisebridge that Danny send the DreamworksReply on Noisebridge's behalf. Approved Tom
2013-01-29 Leif It is the consensus of Noisebridge that Ping is authorised to send FOIA requests on behalf of Noisebridge for records related to Noisebridge. Approved Tom
2012-11-20 Danny Noisebridge officially joins the Open Wireless Movement Approved Tom
2012-11-06 Tom Noisebridge renews its lease on the 2169 Mission space, increasing our rent from $3600 to $3960. Approved Tom
2012-10-30 Martin I would like Noisebridge to purchase six units of Gorilla racks ($1200-$1800) to be membership shelves. Rejected in lieu of private collection. Tom
2012-10-16 Danny Tom Lowenthal should replace Danny as the secretary of Noisebridge Approved Leif
2012-07-31 Malaclyps It is consensus of Noisebridge that grant specified at Grants/tf2012 be accepted, and the money be used exclusively for paying operating expenses. Approved Malaclyps
2012-07-24 That Snail should be President of Noisebridge Approved Malaclyps
2012-06-19 MCT and Leif Noisebridge should extend the authorization of the Noisetor project indefinitely. Approved MCT
2012-06-12 Kelly Authorize Treasurer to grant Power of Attorney to the Noisebridge accountant for tax purposes Approved MCT
2012-06-05 (Meeting wording) Rob 2.0 (aka Dank) is barred from Noisebridge. He is prohibited from entering the space or participating in the community. Approved Danny
2012-05-22 Will That we extend the cleaning contract with Skyline Building Care for another six months. They come by at the end of each month, it costs $145 each month. Approved Will
2012-03-27 Kelly The treasurer is permitted to spend the money required to accept payments with anything other than PayPal, incorporating an initial startup fee not to exceed $400, followed by a monthly fee not to exceed $100. Approved Danny
2012-03-12 Miloh Request for up to $300.00 of Noisebridge funds to improve the electronics area infrastructure. Up to $300.00 would be allocated for the cost of material needed to build a 4th electronics bench, an equipment hutch for the bench, and a storage cabinet for the electronics tools at Noisebridge. Any direct donations to support this project would reduce the amount used from Noisebridge funds by an equal amount. Approved Danny
2012-03-06 SuperQ That Noisebridge reimburse Mr SuperQ for the remainder of the cost of the wire trays, after donations this week. (Wire trays cost $930, donations so far $100) Approved Will
2012-03-06 Mitch That Noisebridge reimburse Mitch for 6,000 Noisebridge stickers that he bought and paid for from Sticker Giant. 3,000 small Noisebridge stickers: $333.91 + 3,000 large Noisebridge stickers: $421.17 + shipping: $20 -- Total: $775.08 Approved Will
2012-02-14 Policy Wonks Adopt the Policy Wonks' proposed [codification of our consensus practices]. Approved Tom
2012-02-14 Policy Wonks Adopt the Policy Wonks' proposed [revisions to Hiatus]. Approved Tom
2012-01-31 Shannon That Noisebridge reimburse Mr Shannon for the remainder of the cost of $100 of new keys, after donations this week. Withdrawn after $100 donations were procured. Danny
2012-01-17 Policy Wonks Adopting the Policy Wonks' suggestion for membership expiry Approved Leif
2012-01-17 Policy Wonks Adopting the Policy Wonks' suggested clarification of the membership application process Approved Leif
2012-01-17 Policy Wonks Adopting the Policy Wonks' suggestions for how to be a Noisebridge member Approved Leif
2012-01-17 Leif Noisebridge should use the approval voting process for Board elections. Approved Leif
2012-01-17 Leif In the case of a tie between the election of Noisebridge board candidates, we will use a Roshambo tournament between said parties to decide. Approved Leif
2012-01-17 MCT Now that Noisetor has undergone a trial period of operation, Noisebridge should extend the authorization of the Noisetor project for another six months. Approved MCT
2012-01-17 Tom Matching funds for Noisetor donations should go to Noisetor. Approved MCT

2011-11-22 WSargent "Noisebridge pays money out of general funds for a cleaner for a continuing period of three months at a rate of $145 per month; additionally, Rob will do a bi-weekly declutter, coordinated with the arrival of the cleaning people, with lunch paid for by Rubin at a rate of $20 per session; additionally, Ben will clean at the opposite end of the monthly cycle from the cleaners, again coordinating with Rob." Approved Danny
2011-10-11 SuperQ "To spend an amount not to exceed $1000 net after rebate, on a $2000 float to pay a contractor to install more efficient lighting throughout Noisebridge" Approved Danny
2011-10-11 Consensus Be it the consensus of Noisebridge that the issue of banning Rob 2.0 (a.k.a. Dank) be deferred until either he or his advocate Mitch or Kelly, gives fair notice and attends a meeting. Until that time he is unwelcome at Noisebridge. Approved Tom
2011-09-13 Leif "Noisebridge shall order and pay $1500 for t-shirts." Approved Danny
2011-08-02 Andy For a trial period of six months, Noisebridge should sponsor an official project to provide Tor nodes, and accept donations earmarked for that purpose. (Noisebridge Tor Project writeup at the time of consensus) Approved MCT
2011-06-28 Danny That Noisebridge pays money out of general funds for a cleaner for a trial period of three months, to a maximum of $160 per month. Approved Danny
2011-05-31 Kelly That NB Make Eric Steinburg A Member Approved User:wsargent
2011-05-17 Shannon That NB make Danny O'B secretary Approved Danny
2011-04-05 Mitch Shall Noisebridge order and pay for 50 or 100 or 200 T-shirts to arrive before the San Francisco Maker Faire 21-May-2011? Approved - 200 Ben
2011-03-01 Al Sweigart To bar Patrick Keys (CitizenKeys) from entering the space and participating in the community. Approved Danny
2011-02-08 Mitch Mitch to spend $775 plus shipping on Noisebridge stickers. Approved Seth
2010-01-05 andy We should consense on what software to use, and the finer points of which form of condorcet to use. We decided to use the code that andy wrote. danny
2011-01-11 jof
- Nominations are open right now. Any regular member in good standing
may put a name forward for nomination for a spot on next year's board.
If you fit this criteria and would like to make a nomination, please
enter it on this wiki page ( ) along with
your name, pseudonym, or wiki signature.
 - If you're not comfortable using the wiki, I will offer my self up
as a proxy that you can contact to have your nomination listed on
there. Please email ( ) or IM ( jabber:
) me with what you'd like listed. My GPG key is 0x8F8CAD3D
 - Nominations will be open until 23:59 on Thursday, December 23rd 2010.

 - After the list of candidates is finalized on the 23rd, we'll have
some time to mull over our decision and talk with our peers about
who's been nominated. Vote submission may also begin at this time.
 - Any regular, dues-paying member in good standing may vote.
 - Again, I'm willing to act as a proxy for vote submission.
 - The mulling-it-over / early voting period ends on Tuesday, January 18th 2011

 - On January 18th, 2011, voting will commence after our regular
membership meeting. At this time, any remaining votes can be received.
Closer to this date, I'll pick a deadline time for vote submission.
 - After all the votes have been received, I will tally the votes and
announce who has won.

 - Ballots should be made in a ranked list of desired candidates. This
ranked list will be tallied using the Condorcet method ( )

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or
suggestions. Otherwise, please nominate whom you wish.
Approved Al Sweigart
2010-10-06 Hephaestus Proposition to ban Rubin Abdi from Noisebridge and all related services. Blocked Hephaestus
2010-10-12 Dr. Jesus Proposition to ban Sai from communicating with the press on matters regarding Noisebridge. Blocked Dr. Jesus