Meeting Notes 2012 06 19

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= Instructions =
 
* '''Delete these instructions section before posting completed minutes.'''
 
* Pick a moderator and a note-taker.
 
* Optionally: pick a membership-binder-wrangler; otherwise the moderator can take care of it.
 
 
== Note-taker ==
 
* Open a text editor to take notes on the major points of the meeting, using this page at the template.
 
* Project the draft meeting notes and agenda in real time throughout the meeting.
 
* Edit the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] if anything is proposed for consensus next week.
 
* Edit the [[Consensus_Items_History|Consensus Items History]] if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week.
 
* Post the meeting notes to this page, and email out a summary with a link.
 
* Tell treasurer@noisebridge.net and secretary@noisebridge.net if there are new members.
 
 
== Moderator==
 
* Understand the structure of Noisebridge [[consensus|decision-making]]
 
* Make sure everyone gets a chance to speak.
 
* Speak only minimally yourself.
 
* Keep the meeting moving, and avoid getting bogged down.
 
* Identify discussion items, arrange times limits for talking about each item.
 
* Identify and summarize consensus, suggest things that need to be done.
 
* '''Get the [[membership binder]] and ensure that it is returned safely.'''
 
 
== Participants ==
 
* Say your name before you talk.
 
* Remain on-topic, and speak as concisely as possible.
 
* Assist the note-taker with any links or corrections that are needed.
 
* Remain respectful of other participants, their time, and the consensus and moderation process.
 
 
 
= Agenda =
 
= Agenda =
  
 
[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 221st Meeting of Noisebridge]
 
[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 221st Meeting of Noisebridge]
  
Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE
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Moderator: Danny
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Note-taker: MCT
  
Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE
 
 
 
== Introduction and Names ==
 
== Introduction and Names ==
  
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain''' [[Noisebridge_Vision|what Noisebridge is about]]:
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(oops, skipped)
<blockquote>Noisebridge is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides a space for creation, collaboration, and learning about technology and creative projects. Noisebridge provides space, power tools, and infrastructure to help the public learn new skills and create cool things. Noisebridge continues to exist through and depends entirely on membership fees and donations. Our code of conduct is 'Be excellent to each other'."</blockquote>
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* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on consensus process]]: We agree and so should you! Only paid-up members can block consensus.
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* Introduce any new or unusual moderation techniques that you may be using during the meeting like: direct responses, limited speaking time, orderless stack, &c.
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* Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
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** What's your name,
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** are you a member,
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** what do you do, and
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** if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?
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== Short Announcements ==
 
== Short Announcements ==
* Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short!
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Tom says, via Kelly: "Tom is purchasing entropy keys -- hardware random number generators with USB ports, which need to be ordered from the UK in packs of 5 or more.  Contact Tom directly, or see his post on noisebridge-discuss."
* Any happenings at the space of which members should be made aware.
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No French class this coming Saturday due to Gay Pride.
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City of Oakland is shutting down the Lakeview School.  7 students enrolled yesterday, and 20 more today for summer school.  http://meetup.com/oakland-free-school  Every day from 9-3pm, at 746 Grand Ave.
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Jake: Lakeview will be running a radio station and streaming online this week.  They could use audio-related equipment -- CD players, mixing tables, etc.  Contact him for donation information.
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Jake: Saturday, Bicycle Music Festival.  http://bicyclemusicfestival.com
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Nathan: Please participate in a hackerspace survey.  See noisebridge-discuss post for the URL.  Danny: I filled out the survey and it was a lot of fun.
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http://bit.ly/surv_el
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James: Reddit World Meetup is on the 23rd in Golden Gate Park.
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Leif: This Sunday 5-10pm at the Sycamore it will be possible to purchase beer with bitcoin, via Leif. If there is any profit, it will be donated to Noisetor.  (Any loss will be eaten by the backers.)
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James: The Systems Backups and Recovery Class is meeting
  
 
== New or Stale Events ==
 
== New or Stale Events ==
* Is there anything new happening at the space?
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* Is there anything that has stopped happening at the space?
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James: Linux 101 class every week in Turing.  Also a C and Assembly class at 5:30pm in Church.  See wiki for details.
* If this is the first meeting of the month, review all the [[Category:Events | events at the space]] and try to weed out stale events.
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== [[Membership Binder]] ==
 
== [[Membership Binder]] ==
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' [[membership]], and the application process.
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<blockquote>Being a member of Noisebridge is not like being a member of a gym or your local chess club. Anyone can come to Noisebridge to hack and learn: you don't need to be a member for that. At Noisebridge, membership is something different: it means taking responsibility and committing to help to maintain, improve, and govern Noisebridge. As a member of Noisebridge, you don't just come here to hack and learn, you actively work to improve what you see around you, help to deal with problems, and make this community better than it is today.</blockquote>
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John Withers is up for membership.
* Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Write a check on every open application.
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* Anyone eligible to join this week should
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John is now a member.
** introduce themselves,
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** answer any questions members may have for them, then
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** leave the area in search of gifts (traditionally beer and a lime, or cookies) for the rest of the group.
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* The rest of the meeting should reach consensus on whether they may join.
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* Remember to applaud new members when they return.
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== Financial Report ==
 
== Financial Report ==
* Funds in bank:
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* Funds in bank: $14,621.57 (but has not yet deposited approximately $6k yet)
* Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary):
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* Kelly got the tax forms from the CPA and will be mailing them off tomorrow, and she has already sent in the power of attorney form that we consensed on last week.
**There are $1523.43 earmarked NoiseTor funds
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* Kelly has not yet received any updates from Will about building a new bookkeeping system.
**Colo service has been paid through Jul 7, 2012
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**There are enough funds to pay for an additional 1 months of colo
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Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary):
**This information was updated at Tue Jun 19 16:30:03 2012
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*There are $1523.43 earmarked NoiseTor funds
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*Colo service has been paid through Jul 7, 2012
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*There are enough funds to pay for an additional 1 months of colo
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*This information was updated at Tue Jun 19 16:30:03 2012
  
 
== Consensus items ==
 
== Consensus items ==
You may wish to '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to repeat '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on the consensus process]].
 
  
 
=== Proposals from last week ===
 
=== Proposals from last week ===
 
''(Add any items which pass or are blocked to the [[Consensus Items History]] page.)''
 
  
 
* Noisebridge should extend the authorization of the Noisetor project indefinitely
 
* Noisebridge should extend the authorization of the Noisetor project indefinitely
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* Consensed
  
 
=== Proposals for next week ===
 
=== Proposals for next week ===
  
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
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Consensus item for next week, proposed by Miloh: Noisebridge should buy 200 t-shirts for $1,377.00
 
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I Noisebridge Consenso, shall pay for a new round of T Shirts form East Bay Screenprint, with the same order size at the last one: 200 more shirts for $1377.00.  [suggested by:  [[User:Miloh|Miloh]] 03:09, 20 June 2012 (UTC)]
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== Discussion Items ==
 
== Discussion Items ==
  
If an item of discussion drags on too long, further discussion may be postponed until after the meeting ends.
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Jake: Noisebridge should fund an electric wheelchair based robot project.  A number of questions were raised; Jake will create a wiki page for this for next week as a discussion item.
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=== Grant ===
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Danny: A foundation would like us to apply for a $10k grant from them.  There're some obligations for accepting the grant.  (Requirements were read at the meeting, but we haven't yet asked for permission to publish them)
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Leif: Including the words "co-working" space is a bad idea (but you said it was negotiable).
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[General questions about how we could spend these funds]
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Duncan: Does the foundation have a mission statement?
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Danny: I don't know; you can Google it.
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Isis, Superq: I see no problems with this.
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Kelly: I'd like to exclude all of the words in the "purpose" part
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Danny: We could suggest "Direct operating expenses in support of Noisebridge's mission statement"
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John: This is extremely nicely worded
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Kelly: We've never taken a grant before; this needs to go through consensus
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Danny: We should continue to talk about this next week, and confirm with them that we can make the terms of grant public.
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Kelly: I think it's generally time for Noisebridge to start spending money like an organization.
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Leif: I don't think we should get this grant without a good idea of what we're going to spend it on.
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Jake: We should use the money to build an Army of Killer^H^H^H^HFriendly Robots
  
During discussion, it is not necessary to write down exact what each person says. Record the topics of discussion, and any items of consensus or controversy here. Detailed descriptions of the conversation should go on the discuss page for this meeting.
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Danny will propose a consensus item, and we'll continue to talk about it
  
 
== End of Meeting ==
 
== End of Meeting ==

Latest revision as of 23:43, 19 June 2012

Contents

[edit] Agenda

The 221st Meeting of Noisebridge

Moderator: Danny

Note-taker: MCT

[edit] Introduction and Names

(oops, skipped)

[edit] Short Announcements

Tom says, via Kelly: "Tom is purchasing entropy keys -- hardware random number generators with USB ports, which need to be ordered from the UK in packs of 5 or more. Contact Tom directly, or see his post on noisebridge-discuss."

No French class this coming Saturday due to Gay Pride.

City of Oakland is shutting down the Lakeview School. 7 students enrolled yesterday, and 20 more today for summer school. http://meetup.com/oakland-free-school Every day from 9-3pm, at 746 Grand Ave.

Jake: Lakeview will be running a radio station and streaming online this week. They could use audio-related equipment -- CD players, mixing tables, etc. Contact him for donation information.

Jake: Saturday, Bicycle Music Festival. http://bicyclemusicfestival.com

Nathan: Please participate in a hackerspace survey. See noisebridge-discuss post for the URL. Danny: I filled out the survey and it was a lot of fun. http://bit.ly/surv_el

James: Reddit World Meetup is on the 23rd in Golden Gate Park.

Leif: This Sunday 5-10pm at the Sycamore it will be possible to purchase beer with bitcoin, via Leif. If there is any profit, it will be donated to Noisetor. (Any loss will be eaten by the backers.)

James: The Systems Backups and Recovery Class is meeting

[edit] New or Stale Events

James: Linux 101 class every week in Turing. Also a C and Assembly class at 5:30pm in Church. See wiki for details.

[edit] Membership Binder

John Withers is up for membership.

John is now a member.

[edit] Financial Report

  • Funds in bank: $14,621.57 (but has not yet deposited approximately $6k yet)
  • Kelly got the tax forms from the CPA and will be mailing them off tomorrow, and she has already sent in the power of attorney form that we consensed on last week.
  • Kelly has not yet received any updates from Will about building a new bookkeeping system.

Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary):

  • There are $1523.43 earmarked NoiseTor funds
  • Colo service has been paid through Jul 7, 2012
  • There are enough funds to pay for an additional 1 months of colo
  • This information was updated at Tue Jun 19 16:30:03 2012

[edit] Consensus items

[edit] Proposals from last week

  • Noisebridge should extend the authorization of the Noisetor project indefinitely
  • Consensed

[edit] Proposals for next week

Consensus item for next week, proposed by Miloh: Noisebridge should buy 200 t-shirts for $1,377.00

[edit] Discussion Items

Jake: Noisebridge should fund an electric wheelchair based robot project. A number of questions were raised; Jake will create a wiki page for this for next week as a discussion item.

[edit] Grant

Danny: A foundation would like us to apply for a $10k grant from them. There're some obligations for accepting the grant. (Requirements were read at the meeting, but we haven't yet asked for permission to publish them)

Leif: Including the words "co-working" space is a bad idea (but you said it was negotiable).

[General questions about how we could spend these funds]

Duncan: Does the foundation have a mission statement?

Danny: I don't know; you can Google it.

Isis, Superq: I see no problems with this.

Kelly: I'd like to exclude all of the words in the "purpose" part

Danny: We could suggest "Direct operating expenses in support of Noisebridge's mission statement"

John: This is extremely nicely worded

Kelly: We've never taken a grant before; this needs to go through consensus

Danny: We should continue to talk about this next week, and confirm with them that we can make the terms of grant public.

Kelly: I think it's generally time for Noisebridge to start spending money like an organization.

Leif: I don't think we should get this grant without a good idea of what we're going to spend it on.

Jake: We should use the money to build an Army of Killer^H^H^H^HFriendly Robots

Danny will propose a consensus item, and we'll continue to talk about it

[edit] End of Meeting

  • PGP Key Signing could happen now, check the list to see who wants in on the action.
  • Return the membership binder to it's rightful location.
  • Clean and tidy the meeting notes, then save them to the wiki.
  • Send a summary of the meeting notes to the discussion list.
  • Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker or robot.
  • Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
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