Current Consensus Items

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This is a page for hosting consensus items currently under debate, with their formal wording.

The Consensus Items History is the public record of consensus items that have been decided on in the past. Please move the records from the "Current" page to the "History" page once they've been approved/blocked.

Date First Discussed Proposed By Informal Title Wording Author of this Record
2014-01-23 Greg Consider the Circumstances When a person is found sleeping at Noisebridge, the community should consider if there are sufficient mitigating circumstance or gray areas --e.g power naps, special extenuating circumstances, etc. -- so that a sanction other than banning should be permitted. Greg
2014-01-21 Al Ban Dante (Possibly redundant see consensed item below) Dante is unwelcome at Noisebridge. He is prohibited from entering the space or participating in the community. Al
2014-01-21 Tom Ban Lee Sonko Lee Sonko is unwelcome at Noisebridge. He is prohibited from entering the space or participating in the community. Tom
2014-01-21 Tom Ban E. Clair Bandersnatch E. Clair Bandersnatch is unwelcome at Noisebridge. She is prohibited from entering the space or participating in the community. Tom
2014-01-21 Tom Git repo for policy The canonical location for Noisebridge policies and processes shall be a git repository. The canonical process to modify these policies and processes shall be the merging of a proposed changed version. The desicion to merge a patch shall be made by Noisebridge's consensus process. The most recent version of all such policies and procedures shall also be posted at an appropriate page on the Noisebridge wiki. It shall be the responsibility of the Secretary to operate and maintain this system. Tom
2014-1-14 Al Ban Dante - Consensed 2014-01-21, with instructions for next meeting. Language changed to: "Dante is unwelcome at Noisebridge. He is prohibited from entering the space or participating in the community. He has the option during the meeting on 2014-01-28 to attend and object to this ban, if he does not appear this ban will become permanent with no further discussion required. If Dante attends, then this item must be discussed, and consensus shall be required to ban him."

Language changed from: "Ban Dante for vandalism in the bathroom. http://imgur.com/a/Ye6mW "

Al
2014-1-9 Dana Consensus process change 1. Consensus items at weekly meetings can be stopped from advancing by three member stand-asides or one block. Those objecting are encouraged to meet with proposal author(s) to develop mutually agreeable alternatives.

2. Membership meetings shall be scheduled and announced in advance. If a proposal cannot reach consensus or resolution at weekly meetings it may be added to a membership meeting agenda with sponsorship of three members. To take effect a proposal would require approval of 75% of members present physically or by proxy.

3. All current associate members shall be converted to full members, and the associate membership role abolished.

Dana
2014-1-8 Al Ban Dan - Suspended pending mediation. In Mediation. Mediators: Praveen, Madelynn, and Norman. Recommned checking status of mediation, but consensus item discussion not currently required.

"Ban Dan from the space for a pattern of verbal abuse against Al."

Al
2013-12-10 Kevin Expiration period for associate member policy Noisebridge should attach an expiration period of 90 days, beginning October 29, 2013, to the consensus decision to create an Associate Member role. All subsequent mutations of the original consensus should be brought for a second consensus, beginning February 4, 2014. If no consensus can be reached, Noisebridge will revert to being open to the public all day, every day. Kevin
2013-12-10 Tom Lowenthal Membership renaming Renaming the category “Noisebridge Members” to the “Noisebridge Council”, and renaming the category “Associate Members” to “Noisebridge Members”. This change extends not only to our operations, but also to our bylaws, so that the effect is only a change of name but does not change the rights or privileges of any person or category of people. Tom Lowenthal
2014-01-21 Tom No changes to consensus proposals Proposals shall only be elegible to reach consensus in a weekly meeting in the exact form that they were agreed at a previous weekly meeting. Items shall not be elegible for consensus unless they were recorded on the Current Consensus Items page on the Noisebridge wiki before 24 hours have passed after the end of the weekly meeting in which they were proposed. If a proposal is modified at a weekly meeting, it shall not be elegible for consensus at that meeting. Tom
2013-11-19 Jake Members-only wording change Jake proposes a change to the previous consensus agreement regarding access to Noisebridge. (originally posted 2013/11/4 to discuss)

Replace:

Noisebridge's space shall be open only to members and associate members at any time. A member or associate member may at any time invite a person into Noisebridge and host that person at Noisebridge as long as that member or associate member remains at Noisebridge. No other person shall be permitted at Noisebridge at any other time.

with:

Noisebridge is open to Members, Associate Members, and guests sponsored by same, at all times. Any person who is not one of the above may be asked to leave if no Member or Associate Member present wishes to sponsor them at that time, with no other justification being necessary.
People coming to Noisebridge who don't know anyone should be introduced to members who are present so that sponsorship can occur if members present choose to do so at that time. Noisebridge should present itself as "open to public visitors and guests as often as possible".
Tom
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