[Noisebridge-discuss] Board Elections 2016: Time To Nominate Some People

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Fri May 13 17:34:15 UTC 2016


Care to nominate someone? 

From: tdfischer at hackerbots.net
To: john.d.shutt at gmail.com; noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 09:24:24 -0700
Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Board Elections 2016: Time To Nominate Some People

Last year's Noisebridge board election resulted in an immediate
identity crisis when we realized that it was filled with men. Maybe we
try not doing that again this year with nominating a more diverse set
of candidates
 
Its crucially important that the board is unimportant so it doesn't
actually matter except when it does and even then nobody will do
anything about it. [:
 
On Thu, 2016-05-12 at 10:42 -0700, John Shutt wrote:
> Dear Noisebridge Community,
> 
> Your anarchist hackerspace is overdue for its once-a-year taste of
> the arbitrary and capricious decision-making process called
> “democracy.”
> 
> We can’t avoid it. It’s in our bylaws.
> 
> This process lets us maintain our 501(c)3 nonprofit status, and lets
> you deduct your donations to the space from your taxes at the end of
> the year.
> 
> (Speaking of which, when was the last time you donated? You should
> probably do it again <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Donate>.)
> 
> You will need to be a member of Noisebridge to vote, but you do not
> need to be a member to make a nomination to the board — or to be
> nominated! The current board <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Board>
> consists of yours truly, Signal, J, Patrick, and Casey, and at least
> two of us (me and Signal) are planning to step down this election
> cycle.
> 
> If you want to nominate someone to the board you can reply to this
> thread, send me a separate email, or send me the person’s nym in some
> other way. I will try to get in touch with everyone who is nominated
> to see if they are actually interested in serving on the board if
> elected. Nominating yourself is considered gauche.
> 
> After two weeks, I’ll present a list of nominees to the community,
> and voting will begin. Two weeks after that, voting will end and we
> will have to update the wiki page.
> 
> If you want to help with the election process in any way, let me know
> — I’m managing everything so far, since it’s not particularly
> interesting and I drew the short straw.
> 
> Some things to keep in mind when nominating potential board members:
> 
> 1. Do they understand the purpose and culture of Noisebridge?
> 
> 2. Do they hack a thing (or many things)?
> 
> 3. Are they trustworthy with stuff like managing taxes and bank
> accounts?
> 
> 4. Do they have some kind of weird power agenda? (This is bad; they
> should not have this.)
> 
> 5. Would they bring a fresh perspective to the board?
> 
> Let’s try to have this thing in the can by the middle of June, yeah?
> Special notes for this year’s election:
> 
> The party convention will be held at the Sycamore.
> Individual campaign donations are limited to $5,000,000.
> Satoshi Nakamoto is a superdelegate.
> 
> Cheers,
> John
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