[Noisebridge-discuss] Who's In Charge of Noisebridge?

Ever Falling everfalling at gmail.com
Sat May 5 22:59:45 PDT 2012


Cameron, a word of advice: if you like what you saw at the space (i'm
assuming you've been there already) please limit your exposure to this
mailing list. this is pretty much where the inner-office drama happens and
it actually gets pretty sad to read sometimes. this isn't to say there
aren't legitimate threads of collaboration but every now and then, like now
actually, the list blows up with drama. try not to let it get to you as the
space itself is still pretty damn cool.

oh, and another thing... FOR THE LOVE OF GOD AND ALL THAT IS HOLY DON'T
SLEEP ON THE COUCHES. :D

On Sat, May 5, 2012 at 10:53 PM, William Sargent <will.sargent at gmail.com>wrote:

> There's around 40 members, and a number of people that donate without
> membership.  Membership dues are $80 a month, although there are "starving
> hacker" and "benevolent patron" options.  Noisebridge costs $160 a day to
> run.
>
> As for the why; well, Noisebridge is a fun place to hack.  If you think
> about how much you would spend at a cafe, a tech shop, a library or at a
> co-working facility (or even going out for drinks over a month),
> Noisebridge isn't that big of an expense.  I also Borderlands Cafe,
> Mechanics Library, Citizen Space / Parisoma... but Noisebridge benefits
> strangers.
>
> Will.
>
> On May 5, 2012, at 10:39 PM, Cameron Hackett wrote:
>
> > I'm a little new to Noisebridge, and I still just don't understand how
> this works. Is Noisebridge organized by anyone? Who's in charge?
> >
> > It seems like the place is totally open to anyone on a drop-in basis for
> free. But, who pays for the rent then?
> > I get the sense that the freeloading visitors are much more numerous
> than the paying members, but it's hard to tell what the ratio is.
> >
> > I guess I'm just curious why people continue to put in what I would
> presume is a lot of money into a system that tends to benefit strangers.
> > Sounds like charity.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Cam
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