[Noisebridge-discuss] why would hackers come to noisebridge?

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 17:49:50 UTC 2014


I am openly biased towards anarchism and lack of top-down control.
But we can't keep shouting down the idea of "oversight" to address
problems that Noisebridge has had for YEEAAARRRSSS when we've
certainly given the Noisebridge traditional methods that long to fix
things.

For the record, I don't agree with the idea of direct
people-management or in changing the way we arrive at decisions at
Noisebridge.  My idea of a positive change would be to have the board
managing facilities and facilitating participation -- e.g. forming
working groups.  I believe these improvements will make a lot of the
other crap die down naturally.

And as it turns out, that's what we're going to do first.

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:46 AM, hep <dis at gruntle.org> wrote:
> And that would be different from what noisebridge has had in the last 5yr
> how? as it stands, many women do not feel safe at noisebridge because of
> sexual assault and the past somewhat failure to deal with it in a manner
> where women felt safe and listened to at nb. many valuable contributing
> people have left nb because of its failure to address major infrastructure
> problems. if having a more active board helps to stop sexual abuse and makes
> the culture more welcoming to those who would positively contribute, then i
> am 100% down with active management. i would like noisebridge to be
> somewhere i can bring friends to interest them in hacking, bring my
> childrens' school championship robotics team to inspire them to the next
> victory, not a place where i am fearful to go on my own because there are no
> protections or infrastructure to ensure basic safety.
>
> -hep
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:09 AM, Torrie Fischer <tdfischer at hackerbots.net>
> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I think it is important to note that in the context of a hackerspace,
>> there is
>> a difference between managing the infrastructure and managing the people
>> who
>> hack on the infrastructure.
>>
>> From experience, just saying "active management" easily leads to bad times
>> and, uh, rather verbose mailing list threads.
>>
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