[Noisebridge-discuss] consensus item to change door-opening policy
jake at spaz.org
Tue Jun 25 22:15:08 UTC 2013
Last week (June 19th) at the meeting i instantiated a consensus item to
require that opening the door from upstairs requires a code.
This would mean that to open the door from upstairs at noisebridge, one
would need to either enter their code into the keypad above the intercom
(upstairs), or by using their android app or browser page to access the
API that way, which would still require a code.
Using the smartphone app or webpage thing would allow the user to enter
their code only once, since it would be cached in their phone or laptop.
So they wouldnt have to type their code all the time when letting people
We could still have defined periods of time when a group code or even
promiscuous mode (for 5mof for example) would get the door open, as long
as such changes were on a set timetable, automatically expiring. This
stuff is not hard to do, cron has been around since 1979.
I am not suggesting that we turn off the doorbell (although people are
working on a "doorbell tamer" to make it less annoying) but rather that we
restrict the ability of people to let other people in, if they do not have
a code of their own.
People will point out that those without codes can still run down the
stairs and physically open the door, but this is a separate issue that can
be dealt with in more conventional ways. What I am hoping to address with
this consensus item is to take one concrete step toward the people of
noisebridge having better control over who accesses noisebridge the space.
Noisebridge is a very open and welcoming place to newcomers and outsiders,
and i don't think that's a problem. All I am saying is that those people
should not immediately have the power to open the door for everyone else.
I won't be at the meeting because i have a pre-existing condition, but I
hope that all present will support this consensus item and pass it.
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