[Noisebridge-discuss] Access control & Safety, both personal and general space.

Casey Callendrello c1 at caseyc.net
Wed Feb 8 13:31:20 PST 2012


On 2/8/2012 1:14 PM, Shannon Lee wrote:
> I believe that there are four important classifications here:
>
> 1.  Consensed Members, who have access to the space and can 
> define/change access levels (via consensus)
> 2.  Members of the Noisebridge Community, who have access to the space 
> but cannot define/change access levels
> 3.  Guests, people who are not Members of the Community or Consensed 
> Members but who are welcome
> 4.  Persona Non Grata, who are not welcome in the space.

I like this classification, with one caveat: Only the Treasurer + Board 
should be able to define Consensed Members. If this is enshrined in some 
sort of system running on Pony, then anyone with sudo will be able to 
l33t h4x0r it, but that's probably okay.

One possible issue: if this is somehow stored programatically and used 
for Caller-ID access, then there *will* be, on disk, a list of member 
pseudonyms and their phone numbers (opt-in, of course). I think the 
presence of such a list  is okay, and I'm comfortable with my own number 
being there, but if someone is offended by the mere presence of such a 
list *and* has a better suggestion, I'm all ears.

Otherwise, I'll try and hack this together soon.

I can also think of two decent hacker tests: first, if you can spoof 
callerid to be from a specific number on the wiki, then you're okay. 
Alternatively, anyone who can generate DTMF A-D is also worthy.

--Casey



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