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

Victoria Fierce tdfischer at hackerbots.net
Fri May 13 17:58:55 UTC 2016


Unfortunately no, I don't know who all is active at the space these
days. I'm just swooping in from eastbay here like a jackass
 
 
On Fri, May 13, 2016, at 10:34 AM, Mitch Altman wrote:
> Care to nominate someone?
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> 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
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> Last year's Noisebridge board election resulted in an immediate
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> identity crisis when we realized that it was filled with men. Maybe we
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> try not doing that again this year with nominating a more diverse set
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> of candidates
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> Its crucially important that the board is unimportant so it doesn't
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> actually matter except when it does and even then nobody will do
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> anything about it. [:
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> On Thu, 2016-05-12 at 10:42 -0700, John Shutt wrote:
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> > Dear Noisebridge Community,
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> >
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> > Your anarchist hackerspace is overdue for its once-a-year taste of
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> > the arbitrary and capricious decision-making process called
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> > “democracy.”
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> >
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> > We can’t avoid it. It’s in our bylaws.
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> >
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> > This process lets us maintain our 501(c)3 nonprofit status, and lets
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> > you deduct your donations to the space from your taxes at the end of
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> > the year.
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> >
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> > (Speaking of which, when was the last time you donated? You should
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> > probably do it again <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Donate>.)
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> >
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> > You will need to be a member of Noisebridge to vote, but you do not
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> > need to be a member to make a nomination to the board — or to be
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> > nominated! The current board <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Board>
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> > consists of yours truly, Signal, J, Patrick, and Casey, and at least
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> > two of us (me and Signal) are planning to step down this election
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> > cycle.
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> >
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> > If you want to nominate someone to the board you can reply to this
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> > thread, send me a separate email, or send me the person’s nym
> > in some
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> > other way. I will try to get in touch with everyone who is nominated
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> > to see if they are actually interested in serving on the board if
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> > elected. Nominating yourself is considered gauche.
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> >
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> > After two weeks, I’ll present a list of nominees to the community,
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> > and voting will begin. Two weeks after that, voting will end and we
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> > will have to update the wiki page.
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> >
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> > If you want to help with the election process in any way, let
> > me know
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> > — I’m managing everything so far, since it’s not particularly
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> > interesting and I drew the short straw.
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> >
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> > Some things to keep in mind when nominating potential board members:
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> >
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> > 1. Do they understand the purpose and culture of Noisebridge?
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> >
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> > 2. Do they hack a thing (or many things)?
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> >
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> > 3. Are they trustworthy with stuff like managing taxes and bank
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> > accounts?
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> >
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> > 4. Do they have some kind of weird power agenda? (This is bad; they
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> > should not have this.)
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> >
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> > 5. Would they bring a fresh perspective to the board?
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> >
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> > Let’s try to have this thing in the can by the middle of June, yeah?
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> > Special notes for this year’s election:
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> >
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> > The party convention will be held at the Sycamore.
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> > Individual campaign donations are limited to $5,000,000.
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> > Satoshi Nakamoto is a superdelegate.
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> >
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> > Cheers,
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> > John
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