Meeting Notes 2014 02 04

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These are the notes from the The XXXth Meeting of Noisebridge. Note-taker: Ari; Moderator: Tom.

  • One or two bullet points of high-level meeting summary.

Short announcements and events[edit]

  • Bullet point list of announcements and events

Madelynn is now running the Redshirts mailing list and is interested in

Beer.js is at Bender's at 8pm tonight.

Vi announces a Black History Month event at City Hall on Friday 2/7.

Naomi: 5th anniversary of 5MoF is coming up, Aestetix will probably make an appearance.

Josh: Tour of Noisebridge at 3pm on Friday 2/7.

Tom: GPG key signing party on Wednesday 2/5, details on the wiki.

Membership Binder [edit]

  • The name of the applicant, the week of their application, and their sponsors.

Monad defines the membership process as a four-week process requiring 2

Josh describes associate membership: you just need to come in, introduce yourself, and ask for four people

3 people are up for membership: Hephaestus, Kate Kligman, and Douglas. No member vote since Hephaestus is in week 3 and the others aren't here.

Financial Report[edit]

Treasurer is not here. We have no idea what our financial situation is.

Consensus items[edit]

Proposals from last week [edit]

(Add any items which pass or are blocked to the Consensus Items History page.)

Ballot for BoD Election[edit]

People who are currently regarded as in the running, having indicated [accepted] after their name on

Al Sweigart Naomi Most Snail Ben Kochie Casey Callendrello Alex Merlin Glowaski Tom Lowenthal Nick Owens Jim Burke Ari Lacenski Madelynn Martiniere Ronald Cotoni Leif Ryge Jade

Consensus item: The people named above are now on the ballot slate for the following month.

Kevin proposes that the above people edit their wiki pages to describe their board platform.

Outcome: Consensed![edit]

Amdendements to Consensus Proposals[edit]

Text: Items for consensus must be proposed, then voted on two weeks later in their exact original wording. The voted item mu

Outcome: Consensed![edit]

The canonical location for Noisebridge policies and processes shall be a git repository.[edit]

Outcome: Consensed![edit]

Record attained: three consensus items in 5 minutes.

Consensus item:

Renaming the category "Noisebridge Members" to the "Noisebridge Council"[edit]

...and renaming the category "Associate Members" to "Noisebridge Members". Tom and Jarrod speak in favor of the change. Josh registers an objection because members may not actually be as knowledgeable as longtime space associates. Kevin would like more time to read the bylaws.

Outcome: Consensus![edit]

Proposals for next week [edit]

(Add any new items for consensus to the Current Consensus Items page.)

Discussion Notes[edit]

Discussion item: Should Andrew Byrne be allowed to come back to a meeting?

Charlie talks about conflicts between himself, Pigeon, Kevin. It is not clear how this is related to Andrew.

The people who most directly accused Andrew of sexual misconduct in email did not come to the meeting to propose banning him. Ronald and Jarrod join on the proposal of having a secondary meeting, not the general one, and specifically inviting the people who raised personal objections

Pigeon proposes instead of discussing banning Andrew in particular. Ari doesn't think that would be a workable solution.

Madelynn suggests reaching out to the two people and making them a specific part of the committee meeting to address whether to invite Andrew back.

We are not going to reach consensus tonight, but Tom says people interested in coming to a secondary meeting should write to nb-discuss to identify their interest.


  • List of names and short summary. For bonus points, link wiki user pages.

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