[Noisebridge-discuss] Let's use a Git repo to manage our massive, sprawling bureaucracy
Jeffrey Carl Faden
jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 19:01:36 UTC 2014
If we're using GitHub, it's quite easy to create an account and then an
issue on any specific repository. No command-line or programming knowledge
necessary; it's just like using a forum.
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 10:48 AM, Gregory Dillon <gregorydillon at gmail.com>wrote:
> is this a good idea before its time? My perception is that many people,
> even at Noisebridge, are not yet fluent and comfortable working with GIT /
> The concern then translates into people being excluded from full
> participation by the lack of particular git skill. So I'd suggest an
> education effort on GIT, and taking a temperature of the git level that
> exists, and the git level needed for good implementation. But yes, nice
> idea, and good presentation of why it would be helpful.
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Al Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Beat me to it. :) I was thinking of going through the wiki and finding
>> all the policy related stuff that has passed consensus and putting it into
>> a single wiki page, but a git repo is a better idea.
>> Right now Noisebridge leans too much on oral tradition. It's about time
>> we hack together a printing press.
>> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM, Tom Lowenthal <me at tomlowenthal.com>wrote:
>>> Hello, I'm Tom, and I enjoy the way that git allows for structured
>>> modification to documents.
>>> tl;dr: I think we should use a git repository as the canonical version
>>> of our policies and procedures.
>>> Over the past six months, we have reached consensus on several
>>> proposals to change or tweak the way we do things. We've modified our
>>> access policy, our membership process, the responsibilities of some of
>>> the officers, and instituted an anti-harassment policy. These changes
>>> are constructive; all have the intention of improving Noisebridge.
>>> Unfortunately, I have periodically had trouble, made errors, or
>>> omitted things when trying to update our wiki pages to reflect
>>> changes. I fear that the clerical errors I've made are symptomatic of
>>> a general difficulty mentally applying new proposals to our current
>>> policies, and have also exacerbated confusion.
>>> I propose that we use a git repo as the canonical location of these
>>> documents. Proposals for change should come with a branch or fork
>>> which can be merged to implement the desired change. Changes should
>>> still occur only by consensus, and changes should still have a
>>> human-readable summary. Each of the policies should continue to be
>>> mirrored on the wiki, just not edited there.
>>> I'm happy to volunteer to get things working and help people start
>>> using it, as well as to maintain & operate the system. I think that
>>> operating such a system is a good responsibility to place on the
>>> secretary in general.
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