[Noisebridge-discuss] policies and procedures (more things you don't want to hear)
citizenkeys at gmail.com
Sat Jan 1 21:25:23 PST 2011
Since nobody wants to hear it from me, I'll try to keep this short:
Going into this new year, Noisebridge should (needs!) do things like the
rest of the world and formally acknowledge some policies and procedures.
You can read more about these types of things at:
There are both legal and practical requirements for policies and
procedures. While it sounds cool to claim there's no policies, I'm
certain Noisebridge has at least some general policies. "Be excellent to
each other", wear shoes while in the space, don't use bittorrent on the
noisebridge network, clean up after yourself, don't sleep here overnight
are just a few policies that I know exist.
As for procedures, Noisebridge has some of those as well. Post
something to the rack list if you modify a server, put money into the
drink donations bin if you take a drink from the fridge, etc. A few
more that should seriously be considered are providing a real receipt to
the treasurer/bookkeeper if you spend noisebridge money, a procedure to
reserve certain resources for a specific date/time (a classroom, use of
a projector, etc.), and accepting packages delivered to noisebridge and
notifying the recipient.
All policies and procedures should be kept in a location that guests and
members alike can easily locate. I recommend:
Policies and procedures prevent petty disputes and allow people that
don't know each other very well and don't particularly like each other
very much to at least sorta get along with each other. Noisebridge has
too many members and visitors at this point to not have any general
policies and procedures.
Hopefully this posting will not start a flame war.
Happy New Year!
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