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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
Meeting Notes 28 10 2008
 
 
1) Halloween
 
* We are having an Open House on Halloween
 
* Show off projects - ask us now about how to show your project
 
* Snacks + drinks provided
 
* Friday 7pm-11pm
 
* Costume contest, make your own theme. Judges are the Peoples Party
 
Planning Committee
 
* Shopping trip Thursday afternoon
 
* No secure locked facility - take your stuff home!
 
 
2) Napping Pods
 
* Explained the idea
 
* Hammocks instead? (again)
 
* Consensus: keep talking and working out details
 
 
3) Shopping Suggestions
 
* New chairs, courtesy Seth
 
* Still want folding chairs
 
* Shop Vac - please bring one
 
* In the meantime, broom and dustbin in bathroom - please keep shop clean!
 
 
4) Theft insurance
 
* Central station alarm requires police inspection
 
* Alarm means if pulled police will enter the space
 
* What about false alarms?
 
* General update on insurance status for general liability and D&O: we
 
have qotes, waiting for one more, one conditioned on us getting in the
 
501c3 application
 
* Consensus: David M. will make a decision on insurance once we have
 
quotes, there was one reservation asking for thee quotes but did not block.
 
 
5) Twitter
 
* We have a twitter account
 
* Should noisebridge twitter follow everyone?
 
* Run like Planet - have it opt-in
 
* If you want to be followed, ask Steen
 
 
6) Treasurer Announcements
 
* CCC model, hacker space patterns
 
* Treasurer must be hardass - Mitch isn't but he can act
 
* Dues are important!
 
* Burn rate includes rent, insurance, utilities
 
* October so far 23 people paid dues
 
* There are > 23 keys
 
* Tell Mitch exactly what you want - if you want some donations to go
 
towards dues say so explicitly
 
* Two membership rates: $80, $40 "starving hacker"
 
* Up to you, no questions asked
 
* Just Jewish Mom Guilt if you're cheap.
 
* "Can we pay with guilt?"
 
* Paypal noisebridge23@gmail.com
 
* Paypal costs 3.2% + 29cents
 
* Rates figured on 55 people paying
 
* Google checkout?
 
* Dues are not tax deductible even after we are 501c3
 
 
7) Discover Article?
 
* Annalee approached by Discover
 
* They are interested in science/tech outside traditional labs,
 
universities
 
* Noisebridge is science/tech outside traditional bounds
 
* Article not yet for certain, long period of dancing around
 
* Good chance, however, that would happen
 
* What does this mean? Interview people
 
* Photographer to take pictures
 
* If uncomfortable, understand completely
 
* Not intended to be an "expose" piece!
 
* Timeframe: April-May or a little later, changes can go in up to
 
around 6 months in advance
 
* Andy: press is scary, lots of people involved
 
* Enki: Pres is good, helped metalab
 
* Annalee has experience with doing a piece on a commune, living there,
 
respecting wishes, interviewing under peoples' chosen names
 
* If looks like Discover wants something contrary to Noisebridge
 
interests, Annalee prepared to pull Noisebridge from article
 
* Jake: we all speak for Noisebridge as much as anyone else
 
* "Be excellent to each other"
 
* Annalee trusted, worked with people in past
 
* David M: happy Annalee interviewee
 
* Can have CCC style T-shirt "do not give consent to photograph"
 
* Can have preannouncement
 
* Issue: people who have problems will not raise them in public meeting?
 
* Not taking decision today
 
* Steen: we have to deal with media, trust Annalee
 
* Consensus: think about it, bring it up next week
 
 
8) Signs
 
* NYC Resistor made signs for us!
 
* Should we put on the door?
 
* Put it so no one can destroy it
 
* Consensus: put signs up
 
 
9) Balance
 
* We have a new precision balance from ACE Junkyard
 
* Donations to ACE
 
* ACE cool place, has power tool drag races
 
 
10) Membership Process
 
* Propose now, come prepared to decide next week
 
* Form on wiki
 
* To join, fill out top 3rd, put in applicant binder
 
* Standing agenda item "Read applicant binder", "Joe, Mary applying"
 
* Find two people to sponsor
 
* If have problem, try to resolve problem
 
* If can't, raise objection at meeting.
 
* Name, contact - law says we need it
 
* Why: we have to contact you about meetings and votes
 
* We don't require ID
 
* Suggested amendment: have person say everything is true
 
* Have a nicer logo on the form?
 
* Waiver of liability as part of the form?
 
* Non-members here too - separate waivers needed
 
* Drill press as example of possibly dangerous thing
 
* NIMBY have waivers?
 
* Approve or disapprove process at next meeting
 
* Waivers will be agreed separately - safety committee will discuss -
 
it's important
 
 
11) Host Dorkbot in mid-November?
 
* Dorkbot: strange things with Electricity!
 
* Hosted by Marcella
 
* See dorkbot.org
 
* Donations at door go to Noisebridge
 
* Talks TBD, noisebridge projects could be involved
 
* Time out to discuss orbswarm.com, working on six autonomous spherical
 
orb robots that do cool things
 
* Dorkbot potential dates: 12th or 19th ?
 
* Are we big enough? Yes, dorkbot is limited size but offers webcasts
 
* Consensus: talk about it, bring it up again next week
 

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