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

Kevin bfb at riseup.net
Sun Apr 6 17:57:34 UTC 2014


On April 6, 2014 9:51:38 AM PDT, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Correction:  It's not a "manifesto".  Johny's made a wise suggestion,
> and it's shared by several others who I hope will step into the
> discussion despite being nay-sayed by the "why don't you just" types.
> 
> Silly me, trying to start a discussion topic on noisebridge-dicusss...
> 
> --Naomi
> 
> 
> On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 9:13 PM, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > That's fine, but you guys are seeing this as an "either or".  It's
> > really a "yes and".
> >
> > The point of the Mission Statement is to clarify the goals of NB as
> an
> > organization.  It will be easier, after a process of consenting to
> > agree on a new Mission Statement, to agree on how to deal with
> > subsidiary issues like that.
> >
> > But, you know what?  I'm going to let Johny Radio defend his
> manifesto
> > from here on out.
> >
> > --Naomi
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM, Josh Juran <jjuran at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Apr 5, 2014, at 6:48 PM, William Sargent wrote:
> >>
> >>> It's just more talk.
> >>>
> >>> How about stopping people from sleeping at Noisebridge?
> >>
> >>
> >> Noisebridge's mission statement has never been a factor in whether
> I
> >> attended.  On the other hand, people using Noisebridge as a shelter
> has
> >> definitely discouraged me from going.
> >>
> >> Josh
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
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> 
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This is an excellent effort. I'm not convinced that the "mission statement" is the right place to start hacking.  It's common for nonprofits to have several statements, each with increasing level of detail. Does the mission statement truly need revision? Or do we need greater clarity from an additional statement?

There's an effort being made to meet and discuss this week. We've narrowed down times to Tuesday/Thursday early evening. Feel welcome to chime in with your availability. It's good to know who wants to participate, even if you cannot make the times noted above. We can also accommodate remote participants with advance notice. 

-Kevin



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