<div dir="ltr"><pre>Super++ on FAA's comment!!!!!<br><br></pre><pre>AAMOF, Noisebridge should now be called Noisebridge Farm based upon George Orwell's <a href="http://www.george-orwell.org/Animal_Farm/">http://www.george-orwell.org/Animal_Farm/</a><br>
</pre><pre>Orwell's excellent classic now becomes just as much a must-read as the new "24/7 please read and learn about it" <br>Consensus policy.</pre><pre>- Farm visionary Major (read Mitch A) effectively disappears from the scene<br>
- The many definitely Excellent Snowball hackers are inevitably driven out of the Farm (read The Space)<br>- Comrade Napolean (read Member Jake and other supporting Members) enact new "More Improved" rules of Excellence<br>
- <font>ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS (read ALL NB VISITING HACKERS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME <br>HACKERS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS</font><font><font> excluding the ability to pay & consense</font>)<br>
<br></font></pre><pre><font>... QED and so it happens...<br></font></pre><pre><font>DaG<br><br>-------<br></font></pre>"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."<br><pre><font>Quote by George Santayana<br>
</font></pre>-------------------------------------------------------------<br><pre><br>> Just to keep it simple, from yesterday on Noisebridge has become members only hackerspace, correct? <br>> If I come alone and I'm not a member (or associate member) and no one vouch for me after someone <br>
> asking me and deciding that I do not do anything creative based on his/her judgment, I have to leave.
> Well that is definitely a change which I'm truly sorry for, the negative impact of this decision <br>> will be really big within the whole hacker community not just in USA. I wonder how many people who <br>> believed in the openness of the place will quit or at least become much less passionate, the second <br>
> will definitely apply to me. There were thousands and thousands of people who have heard me <br>> championing the place for years stressing the openest as the key factor and I know there were many <br>> more doing the same but this is really changing the whole paradigm.
> This makes me very sad I'm truly surprised that after so much of negative feed back which I have <br>> seen on the list it was pushed through, that is not the way how the consensus should work I think. <br>> I can hardly imagine that the situation would be so bad that no other solution could be found with <br>
> people still physically active in the place.
>I respect you Jake for trying to help to keep the place running but this is bad turn, bad decision, <br>> more easy one sure but leaving the ideal way aside. For me the atmosphere will change tremendously.
Frantisek Algoldor Apfelbeck</pre></div>