[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge is now Members and their Guests only, 24/7 please read and learn about it

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Wed Oct 30 23:17:49 UTC 2013


Leif Ryge:
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:41:14AM -0700, Jake wrote:
>> in every practical way nothing has changed at all.
>>
>> [...]
>>
>> Noisebridge continues to be open to the public 24/7 just as it always was.
> 
> Do you actually believe those two statements? I almost expect you to say "not
> wittingly" next!
> 
> The front page of the website now says "Noisebridge is open 24/7 to Members,
> Associate Members and guests thereof".
> 
> It seems pretty obvious that people who don't know anyone there would, upon
> reading that, get the impression that they can't just drop in. I think most
> people (by a large margin) who have done awesome stuff at Noisebridge didn't
> know anyone physically present the first times they visited the space. So, I
> think this policy will have a significant negative impact.
> 
> As I've said before, I think you're killing the goose that lays golden eggs.
> 
> I am especially disappointed that this extremely drastic change was adopted at
> a meeting with only four members present. I hope the membership of Noisebridge
> will reconsider this.

I'm similarly disappointed. Selective enforcement of these generally
impossible to enforce rules will probably attract lawsuits.

All the best,
Jake



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