[Noisebridge-discuss] Hello. I think we a need a new Mission Statement.

Naomi Gmail pnaomi at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 03:35:06 UTC 2014


Make a proposal. 

In the meantime, that doesn't address the gazillions of other culture clash issues I would like to take head on. 

--Naomi


> On Apr 5, 2014, at 7:55 PM, William Sargent <will.sargent at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> The plan: the board owns and makes decisions on any action that impacts the lease or Noisebridge’s existence as a non-profit.
> 
> If you sleep at the space, it goes to the board.  If you do meth in the space, or if you offer people meth, it goes to the board.  These things do not need to go through consensus.  
> 
> It is at the board’s discretion whether you are then warned, banned, exiled, or whatever.  The board’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.
> 
> That’s the plan.
> 
> Will.
> 
>> On Apr 5, 2014, at 7:34 PM, Naomi Gmail <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> To which I respond:
>> 
>> That is also just talk. What's your plan for enforcement?
>> 
>> Look, the point here is to get people to agree to be on the same page about as much as possible, through a process of dialog and understanding. 
>> 
>> Just throwing old refrains around isn't helping anyone or anything. 
>> 
>> --Naomi
>> 
>> 
>>> On Apr 5, 2014, at 6:48 PM, William Sargent <will.sargent at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> It’s just more talk.  
>>> 
>>> How about stopping people from sleeping at Noisebridge?
>>> 
>>> Will.
>>> 
>>>> On Apr 5, 2014, at 5:27 PM, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Hello, are you happy, taxpayers?
>>>> 
>>>> I'm not.  I'm tired of having conversations over the "point" of Noisebridge.
>>>> 
>>>> Johny Radio has been discussing with me and many others his passion
>>>> for the idea of coming up with a new Mission Statement.  A better,
>>>> stronger, faster Mission Statement, possibly with wings.
>>>> 
>>>> I say, now would be the perfect time.
>>>> 
>>>> Let's write down what we expect from Noisebridge as a space, as a
>>>> community, and as an entity within a larger community (the Mission,
>>>> San Francisco, and the world).
>>>> 
>>>> Let's write down what we expect from Noisebridge members, like what
>>>> Excellence actually /means/ in light of all of the cultural progress
>>>> we've made over the past 7 years.
>>>> 
>>>> This is going to be a major project, a bit like building a Pyramids,
>>>> except without the slave labor implications.  It's not going to happen
>>>> all at once, or come from any one person.  It should come from us all.
>>>> 
>>>> As Johny put it:
>>>> 
>>>> "Until the entire community agrees unanimously on SOME Mission
>>>> Statement, NB will continue to fight internally. The official Mission
>>>> Statement is viewed by some people variously as a farce, or no more
>>>> than legal requirement, or a fascist document, or optional. We cannot
>>>> enforce anything, we cannot prohibit or require anything, until all
>>>> participants verify that they accept and respect the project Mission."
>>>> 
>>>> Let's do it.
>>>> 
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Naomi
>>>> 
>>>> 
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