[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge House Rules

Kevin bfb at riseup.net
Wed Mar 19 19:15:27 UTC 2014


On March 19, 2014 11:45:24 AM PDT, Gregory Dillon <gregorydillon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Tthe meeting notes say
>  Kevin is willing to accept prohibiting sleeping at Noisebridge,
> - Will that be part of your proposal?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Kevin <bfb at riseup.net> wrote:
> 
> > On March 19, 2014 11:07:24 AM PDT, Jessica Ross
> <jessica.r.ross at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > Why can't you guys rebut this with "It's against the terms of the
> > > lease and
> > > could get us evicted"?
> > >
> > > It's BS that you're even still debating this!
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 12:44 PM, Al Sweigart
> <asweigart at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Kevin is against banning sleeping at the space because he and
> his
> > > friends
> > > > like to sleep at the space. He helped build the "hacker stacker"
> > > bunk beds
> > > > that were in the space which, unsurprisingly, were used for more
> > > than just
> > > > short naps in the space.
> > > >
> > > > Kevin will single-handedly block any measure to ban sleeping
> without
> > > > compromise, because consensus lets him do this. He is against
> any
> > > actual
> > > > punitive consequences because he knows that even if people are
> woken
> > > up and
> > > > told not to sleep at the space, they can just do so again the
> next
> > > night
> > > > (or just later that same morning).
> > > >
> > > > Hey, if the majority of Noisebridge members said they were fine
> with
> > > > people sleeping at the space, I would back down on my stance.
> > > Whereas Kevin
> > > > will barge in on a meeting an hour late and then get his way.
> > > >
> > > > The thing that gets me is that he doesn't even have to publicly
> > > defend his
> > > > unpopular view in order to get his way. (Note that he didn't
> mention
> > > > sleeping at all in his email on this thread, even though that's
> the
> > > > elephant in the room.) All he has to do is keep saying "there
> needs
> > > to more
> > > > discussion" week after week until the issue fades into the
> > > background once
> > > > more.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 12:35 AM, Kevin Schiesser
> <bfb at riseup.net>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> Brandon Edens:
> > > >> > Hi all,
> > > >> >
> > > >> > The consensus of Noisebridge is that we have some house
> rules.
> > > You can
> > > >> read
> > > >> > about them here...
> > > >> >
> > > >>
> > >
> >
> https://github.com/noisebridge/bureaucracy/blob/master/rules/house-rules.md
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Enjoy!
> > > >> > Brandon
> > > >> >
> > > >> > _______________________________________________
> > > >> > Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
> > > >> > Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> > > >> >
> https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss
> > > >> >
> > > >>
> > > >> I barged into the open meeting an hour late tonight and
> rejected
> > > the
> > > >> civility of passing this proposal, given I had aired
> unaddressed
> > > >> concerns. Discussion on the proposal was reopened, hence
> > > Noisebridge has
> > > >> not come to consensus on 'house rules'.
> > > >>
> > > >> I will be preparing an alternative draft. If anyone wants to
> > > >> collaborate, contact me via email or let's work though github.
> > > >>
> > > >> Generally, I favor 'community agreements'. I oppose punitive
> > > measures,
> > > >> and do not believe punitive measure will positively transform
> > > Noisebridge.
> > > >>
> > > >> If agreements are to be codified, we should start with the most
> > > >> abundantly clear agreements... We agree not to attempt to
> repair
> > > the
> > > >> elevator, not to go on the roof (unless maintenancing an
> antenna),
> > > not
> > > >> to go in the basement, not to go on the fire escape, not to
> live at
> > > >> Noisebridge. We also agree that projects kept on the hacker
> shelves
> > > in
> > > >> the SW corner of the space or kept in personal lockers belong
> to
> > > >> participants in the community and are not for general purpose
> > > hacking.
> > > >> <Add your own agreement>.
> > > >>
> > > >> -Kevin
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> _______________________________________________
> > > >> Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
> > > >> Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> > > >>
> https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >
> > > > _______________________________________________
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> > > > Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> > > > https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Jessica R. Ross
> > > jessica.r.ross at gmail.com
> >
> > I'm very open to collaborating on a revised Draft of this document.
> >  Please read the meeting notes or try to understand what I wrote
> before
> > jumping in with critique. Polarization, accusation, and hyperbole
> are not
> > effective.
> >
> > For context...
> >
> > At every prior meeting I said that I had concerns with the house
> rules
> > proposal. Often, the agenda was too full of bannings to have
> substantive
> > discussion of my concerns. I was shocked to arrive late and hear
> consensus
> > was reached without having had opportunity for discussion. The group
> agreed
> > I was previously misunderstood, the proposal is not urgent, and that
> more
> > discussion is needed.
> >
> > Hence more discussion and reaching out to the community.
> >
> > _______________________________________________
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> > Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> > https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss
> >
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Let's stay in touch.  Greg

I'm ideologically opposed to criminalizing sleep at Noisebride. Many organizations understand the benefits of rest, and allow sleep to occur alongside work/hacking/creating. 

I recognize Noisebridge has problems Many have identified sleep as one. I maintain its a symptom and not a root problem. However, I'm open to experiments. We tried HackerStackers... If folks want to try prohibition, I won't stand in the way. 


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