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

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 23:44:25 UTC 2013


It will be interesting to see how Noisebridge culture does or doesn't
change in reaction to these new rules.  So much depends on how they
are implemented.

--Naomi


On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 4:17 PM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net> wrote:
> 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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