[Noisebridge-discuss] policies and procedures (more things you don't want to hear)

jim jim at systemateka.com
Sun Jan 2 09:19:58 PST 2011


these seem like reasonable tho'ts. 


On Sat, 2011-01-01 at 21:25 -0800, Patrick Keys wrote:
> 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:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Policies_and_procedures
> 
> 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:
> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Policies_and_procedures
> 
> 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!
> 
> 
> Patrick
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