[Noisebridge-discuss] Meeting notes for 2011-01-25

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 31 13:23:54 PST 2011


Yeah, Noisebridge meetings are open to everyone.  You do not need to be a member.  Everyone is welcome.  Please come!
 
Noisebridge meetings, as well as lots of other weekly, and special, events are posted on the front page of the website:https://www.noisebridge.net
 
 
Mitch.
 

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> Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 11:51:24 -0800
> From: rachel at xtreme.com
> To: shellyhivemind at gmail.com
> CC: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Meeting notes for 2011-01-25
> 
> There is a meeting every Tuesday, at (about) 8PM. You are welcome to
> come, simply show up!
> 
> ShellyShelly wrote:
> > hey i'd like to start going to these meetings...i never know about them.
> > are they announced somehwere? or do i need to track the web site? or,
> > do i need to be a member already? (Not, yet, though meaning to.)
> > 
> > On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 10:50 PM, Seth David Schoen <schoen at loyalty.org
> > <mailto:schoen at loyalty.org>> wrote:
> > 
> > 2011-01-25
> > 
> > Meeting started at 20:35
> > 
> > Danny is moderating and Seth is taking notes.
> > 
> > What Noisebridge is!
> > 
> > Miloh's secret name is Froggytoad! Don't tell anyone.
> > 
> > People are here, some for the first time! Noisebridge is a doocracy.
> > We also have a consensus process and a membership process.
> > 
> > Announcements:
> > 
> > Pete from Wikimedia says that a barcamp recap is happening here at
> > 6:00p next Tuesday.
> > 
> > The vending machine now accepts dollar bills again.
> > 
> > The vending machine door needs to be closed quite tightly in order to
> > avoid leaking all over the floor.
> > 
> > The vending machine should be twinned with the EFF vending machine
> > so that purchasing soda at EFF causes it to appear at Noisebridge
> > and vice versa.
> > 
> > Treasurer's report:
> > 
> > We have $19,943.17 in the bank.
> > 
> > Please donate $56.83 to Noisebridge so that we will have $20,000.
> > You --
> > yes, you -- can put us over $20,000 right now!
> > 
> > We collected $3400+$860 in membership dues for January. However, $700
> > of that is one person's back dues and several others are people paying
> > back dues, so we can't expect to receive this much in monthly membership
> > dues.
> > 
> > Donations were at $1250. This is better than some points but worse than
> > other points.
> > 
> > Another concern is that we don't seem to make money on t-shirts.
> > 
> > Q. But I bought one!
> > A. Yes, but we may be spending as much money on making the shirts as
> > we actually receive for people's purchases. So they may not actually
> > be a source of net revenue.
> > 
> > We seem to be approximately breaking even on shirts so it might be OK
> > that we do the shirts even if they aren't a net positive. Beverage
> > income is also still unclear, so please give Kelly more information
> > about beverage income.
> > 
> > Also, donation bins now have locks.
> > 
> > Q. Where is the donation bin referred to on the fridge?
> > A. Actually, it's inside the fridge. We put it there so it would be
> > clear where it was.
> > 
> > Q. Don't the banks dislike receiving bills that have been refrigerated
> > because they are damp with condensation?
> > A. Apparently the ATMs are currently accepting such bills without
> > errors.
> > 
> > Kelly would like clearer sources of data about tracking beverage
> > income in order to be able to respond to people who are enthusiastic
> > about this as a fundraising source. Danny would also like to be able
> > to track income from 5MoF and the like.
> > 
> > Q. What is the average dues payment?
> > A. Currently data is being crunched. Noted that we have 12 affiliate
> > members and there are multiple $40 affiliates and one $80 affiliate.
> > You can also use this mechanism for some anonymity concerns.
> > 
> > Q. We should redesign the donation box in the refrigerator to make it
> > more visible and apparent.
> > A. You are the third person to say that it's unclear where it is.
> > A. Also, you can revise the signs yourself to make it clearer.
> > 
> > We are going to skip the "what's going on at Noisebridge" section.
> > There's some stuff coming up: the wiki meeting, as well as the one-a-day
> > art exhibit in February.
> > 
> > Q. What is Tastebridge brewing?
> > A. Largely kombucha. There is also a vegan food thing.
> > 
> > Q. ?
> > A. !
> > 
> > No consensus items today.
> > 
> > Discussion items:
> > 
> > There is now a Wikileaks mirror under the Noisebridge domain. Is this
> > a bad idea for Noisebridge as an organization?
> > 
> > Comment. Someone felt that they couldn't give us money because they felt
> > they had a conflict with the Wikileaks mirror.
> > 
> > Danny feels that people would probably not pursue Noisebridge legally
> > for this.
> > 
> > Q. Does it threaten our nonprofit status? Does it create unnecessary
> > risk?
> > 
> > Danny: In my opinion, no.
> > 
> > Meeting ended at 21:19
> > 
> > --
> > Seth David Schoen <schoen at loyalty.org <mailto:schoen at loyalty.org>> |
> > Qué empresa fácil no pensar en
> > http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/ | un tigre, reflexioné.
> > http://vitanuova.loyalty.org/ | -- Borges, El Zahir
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