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

jim jim at systemateka.com
Mon Jan 3 13:22:33 PST 2011


   pay the rent and keep the lights on is exciting 
to me, as is having a place where people can do as 
they please. 


On Mon, 2011-01-03 at 13:02 -0800, Liz Henry wrote:
> On 1/3/11 11:06 AM, Patrick Keys wrote:
> > Liz,
> > I appreciate your rather long email.  I have a degree in bachelor's
> > degree in business management from the University of Houston.  It's not
> > a matter of me wanting to change things.  My concerns are that
> > Noisebridge is a great place, it's about two years old, and if it's
> > going to get any older then it also needs to get more mature - with some
> > structure and some goals.
> > 
> > A couple weekly meetings ago I (in all seriousness) asked everybody to
> > come up with a mission statement for Noisebridge.  The general response
> > was "Noisebridge means something different to everybody." I agree with
> > that. But if Noisebridge is going to continue to grow, then there needs
> > to be some greater goal and direction that everybody can agree on and
> > work towards as a team.  It seems the only goal that everybody can agree
> > on right now is "pay the rent and keep the lights on."  That's not very
> > exciting.
> > 
> > 
> > Patrick
> > 
> > 
> 
> Patrick,
> 
> I prefer to keep this discussion public, actually.
> 
> I notice that in response to my suggestions of direct action, you have
> responded by citing the expertise and authority that you feel your BA in
> Management gives you. I don't have any respect for that as a response.
> 
> If you feel that Noisebridge isn't exciting, and that there are so many
> things fundamentally wrong with it, and you also feel unwelcome at NB
> (as you mention in other emails) why are you still there?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> - Liz
> 
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> 



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