Meeting Notes 2020 07 21

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These are the notes from the The 587th Meeting of Noisebridge. Zoom broken

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  • Date: July 21th, 2020
  • Note-taker: TJ
  • Pre-Meeting Moderator: N/A
  • Moderators: N/A

Meeting Summary[edit]

FILL OUT AT END OF MEETING AND SEND TO MAILING LIST One or two bullet points of high-level meeting summary. TLDR what happened at the meeting:

  • Announcements:
  • Finances:
  • New philanthropists:
  • New members:
  • Consensus Items:
  • Discussion Items:


Pre-meeting skipped.


Our One Rule is to Be Excellent to Each Other.

(What does that mean? How does the Anti-Harassment Policy fit into this? Are we SURE we know what being Excellent is? This is an important and fundamental conversation at Noisebridge, so let's give it like 120 seconds.)


Everyone at Noisebridge is a participant at Noisebridge.

(What does that mean? How do you get a door key? Access to Slack, Discuss, etc?)

Philanthropist definition[edit]

A Philanthropist at Noisebridge has earned enough trust from the community to open and close the space.

(What does that mean? What do we expect from Philanthropists? How do you become one? etc)

Membership Definition[edit]

Membership in Noisebridge entails community Trust in Consensus.

(What does that mean? What do we expect from Members? How do you become a Member? etc)

Guilds Definition[edit]

Guilds are how groups at noisebridge organize.

(What is a guild? How do you join one? etc)


Consensus is how the Noisebridge Membership may change how Noisebridge works.

(How does Consensus work? What types of things are good for formal Consensus? What is small-c consensus? What is a "block"?)

Main Meeting[edit]


A/S/L?!?!?! Pyconaut (Ryan) Relay J lxpk TJ Mark

Short announcements and events[edit]

60-second description per item in bulletpoint.

ADA meeting will be announced on Slack/Discuss. It will be on Friday.

New Philanthropists[edit]

Financial Report[edit]

Anarchist societies under a capitalist state need money to survive and thrive, yo.

Fundraising Update[edit]

How's it all going

GuildMaster's Report[edit]

What is the current state of structural organization at Noisebridge?

  • What guilds are active? (Read the active guilds from Guilds wiki page)
    • (For each guild mentioned, ask if guild rep is present for a brief status update)
  • Would you like to join or start a guild? Checkout our guidelines or contact MetaGuild for help.

Relay: How many people for a Guild?

Mark: 2 or more

Relay: Want to make a Library Guild. Will try to get jay query and mannequin involved.

Relay: All I need is more book scanner documentation

Mark: Do you know who was doing it last?

Relay: I made some improvements to it. Mannequin was working on categorization system for books, and using a scanner / checkout database for it. Doesn't respond to emails, though.

Mark: Just round up some people, and report back.

Relay: Where do I report?

Mark: At the Tuesday meetings, make (regular) meetings of your own.

Relay: I'll do that.

Mark: MetaGuild had a meeting, but was empty. Not much to report, except a question on guilds/org on consolidation of infrastructure. Looking for replies. Need a discussion.

TJ: What type of infra in particular?

Mark: All of them: digital infra, social infra, across platforms and mediums. What I want to do is help Noisebridge build itself and not reinvent the wheel. Pick stuff up that was dropped instead of starting from scratch.

Relay: Did Naomi give us NB domain?

Ryan: We have all the domains, it's all been fixed. Only problem is that servers are not able to run new website because they're on Debian 9, which is now deprecated. Progress is slow, AFAIK.

J: It's actually on Debian 10, but website is so custom made it never ran on EngineX

Ryan: Ohhh, that's a lot farther along.


Proposals from last week [edit]

(Add any items which are consensed upon or someone has raised a principle objection for to the Consensus Items History page.)

Proposals for next week [edit]

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



Discussion Item 1[edit]


End of Meeting[edit]

Relay: There's someone who I don't know on the Slack channel, who wants to join Discuss. Is there a way to do this?

J: Just create an account on Discuss.