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= Instructions =
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= cat ./meeting_notes | grep notes =
 
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==cd ~/noisebridge_meeting/==
* Pick a moderator and a note-taker.
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* Snail and Froggytoad are moderating and note-taking for the meeting tonight! 
 
* Optionally: pick a membership-binder-wrangler; otherwise the moderator can take care of it.
 
* Optionally: pick a membership-binder-wrangler; otherwise the moderator can take care of it.
  
== Note-taker ==
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==./ls -la; adduser ==
* Open a text editor to take notes on the major points of the meeting, using this page at the template.
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* snail
* Project the draft meeting notes and agenda in real time throughout the meeting.
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* froggytoad
* Edit the [[Current_Consensus_Items|Current Consensus Items]] if anything is proposed for consensus next week.
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* ron aka setient!
* Edit the [[Consensus_Items_History|Consensus Items History]] if anything was reached consensus or failed to reach consensus this week.
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* deb contrib to media goblin
* Post the meeting notes to this page, and email out a summary with a link.
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* susan cuz
* Tell treasurer@noisebridge.net and secretary@noisebridge.net if there are new members.
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* isis
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* daniel & pontias from stolkholm
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* steven george and allen from GDC, London here to seek membership
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* Leif R
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* Lilly learns
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* Michel is here to analyze us
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* Yoav
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* Jimmie flowers is here to plant love hope and faith and study the hacking
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* Leif (2 leifs!  name brothers!)
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* Mia from Humboldt teaches OpenSim to kids
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* Francisco a friend of the community and local wild fermentations from tropical and local fruits
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* Casey likes Leif (which one?)
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* Mike a tekno-wanderer
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* Gavin here to talk about the Zine today
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* Dan here to hang out
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* Carlos a perl hacker (whoa perl, perl is awesome)
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* Celeste aka spacecat working in the darkroom organizing and improving meetup at darkroom@lists.noisebridge.net
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* Stephen friends with Carlos and rubyist
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* Aaron: makes recycled handbags from space
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* Silvana who heard about noisebridge whilst volunteering for Occupy, specializes in faux fabrics and cloth creations
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* Josh a teacher at a nearby school who stopped by to see the space
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* Nick aka heatxsink
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* Arturo tor:globaleaks,tor2web, and other various FREE+open source projects
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* Molly teaches people how to be creative
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* Jon-Jaq a long timer who has been hacking all his life and eradicated the cockroaches at noisebridge and is housing foreclosure hacking
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* R.A.Y.C. plz to SEO bomb le google with "RAYCE = happy hacking from noisebridge"
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* Terry ichi go tai yo gi tai di strawberry sunlight and something something
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* just Xavier is visiting from Texas (we urge him to check out ATX!!)
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'''35 people present total'''
  
== Moderator==
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*notes linked on noisebridge-discuss mailing list:  https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2012-March/029526.html
* Understand the structure of Noisebridge [[consensus|decision-making]]
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* no new members inducted at this meeting
* Make sure everyone gets a chance to speak.
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* Speak only minimally yourself.
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* Keep the meeting moving, and avoid getting bogged down.
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* Identify discussion items, arrange times limits for talking about each item.
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* Identify and summarize consensus, suggest things that need to be done.
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* '''Get the [[membership binder]] and ensure that it is returned safely.'''
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== Participants ==
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== ./configure ==
* Say your name before you talk.
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whts all this stuff that rayce was talking about (ask later)
* Remain on-topic, and speak as concisely as possible.
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* Assist the note-taker with any links or corrections that are needed.
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* Remain respectful of other participants, their time, and the consensus and moderation process.
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= Agenda =
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SF FUnCHeap has a contest? 
  
[https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 208th Meeting of Noisebridge]
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''UNCONFERENCE''
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Thhere's a big unconf this weekend!  Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday (R M S in die Hausell)
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The Unconference will be HUGE! check out the organizing page, come and organize an event!
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Who is RMS and what does he stand for? COME AND FIND OUT
  
Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE
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Mia will be having a class on Open Simulator Software, Snail asks Mia to send something to Noisbridge-Discuss
  
Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE
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Casey asksIs anyone else interested in a vinyl cutter at noisebridge?!?!?!  Many are interested in discussing it.  Space, and cost are considerations
   
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== Introduction and Names ==
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* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to explain''' [[Noisebridge_Vision|what Noisebridge is about]]: "Noisebridge is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides a space for creation, collaboration, and learning about technology and creative projects. Noisebridge provides space, power tools, and infrastructure to help the public learn new skills and create cool things. Noisebridge continues to exist through and depends entirely on membership fees and donations. Our code of conduct is 'Be excellent to each other'."
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== cat /etc/group ==
* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to give '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on consensus process]]: We agree and so should you! Only paid-up members can block consensus.
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leif describes the noisebridge membership process
* Introduce any new or unusual moderation techniques that you may be using during the meeting like: direct responses, limited speaking time, orderless stack, &c.
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* Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
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** What's your name,
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** are you a member,
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** what do you do, and
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** if you are new: how did you hear about Noisebridge?
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== Short Announcements ==
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prospective members name's get called and if they are present the membership form gets another check mark on its way to being a major supporter of noisebridge (IE A noizemember)
  
* Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short!
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jon-jaq brings up community thrift account opportunity...  
* Any happenings at the space of which members should be made aware.
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== New or Stale Events ==
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== ./make ==
 
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* Is there anything new happening at the space?
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* Is there anything that has stopped happening at the space?
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* If this is the first meeting of the month, review all the [[Category:Events | events at the space]] and try to weed out stale events.
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== [[Membership Binder]] ==
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* '''Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe''' the [[membership]] application process.
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* Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Write a check on every open application.
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* Anyone eligible to join this week should
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** introduce themselves,
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** answer any questions members may have for them, then
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** leave the area in search of gifts (traditionally beer and a lime, or cookies) for the rest of the group.
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* The rest of the meeting should reach consensus on whether they may join.
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* Remember to applaud new members when they return.
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== Financial Report ==
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* Funds in bank:
 
* Funds in bank:
* Noisetor (See the bulletpoints at the bottom of http://noisetor.net/finances/#summary):
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* Noisetor has $3565.45 in savings and is spending about $787/month and burning 500Mbps
 
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Noisetor is Noisebridge's project to accept tax-deductable donations for USA donors that go towards setting up add'l exit nodes in the USA. More nodes will be added as month to month funds increase
== Consensus items ==
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You may wish to '''invite a knowledgeable volunteer to repeat '''[[Consensus Process|a brief primer on the consensus process]].
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=== Proposals from last week ===
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== ./make install ==
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We discuss Fiscal sponsorship for the ZiP  zine:  enabling fundraising from tax deductable and avoiding fees from paypal are benefits of fiscal sponsorship
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for more info look at fiscal sponsorship (add links here) 
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there is agreement to resolve to discuss this further and make sure the treasurer is present.  R.A.Y.C brings up the idea of funding from local redev grants.  Leif counters that we should not be in the habit of relying on grants -- because noisebridge is member and donation supported and grants could change the direction. deb brings up the possibility of looking for smaller grants that allow nonprofits to retain independance and member driven focus.
  
''(Add any items which pass or are blocked to the [[Consensus Items History]] page.)''
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secretary-adjunct brings up the $300 funding request for electronics area improvements
  
=== Proposals for next week ===
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== history | less ==
  
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''
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IT IS THE CONSENSO OF NOISEBRIDGE THAT WE SHALL:
  
== Discussion Items ==
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GIVE SUPERQ REFUNDS !!!
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GIVE MITCH REFUNDS FOR THE STICKAS!!
  
If an item of discussion drags on too long, further discussion may be postponed until after the meeting ends.
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{fix the consensus proposals screwup!}
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== env ==
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No new proposals are brought up during the meeting, if you have one please put it on the noisebridge wiki!
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== export $CHATTER = /opt/irssi ==
  
During discussion, it is not necessary to write down exact what each person says. Record the topics of discussion, and any items of consensus or controversy here. Detailed descriptions of the conversation should go on the discuss page for this meeting.
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After meeting discussion will take precedence due to the late hour!
  
== End of Meeting ==
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== exit ==
 
* [[PGP|PGP Key Signing]] could happen now, check the [[PGP|list]] to see who wants in on the action.
 
* [[PGP|PGP Key Signing]] could happen now, check the [[PGP|list]] to see who wants in on the action.
 
* Return the [[membership binder]] to it's rightful location.
 
* Return the [[membership binder]] to it's rightful location.

Latest revision as of 11:37, 14 March 2012

Contents

[edit] cat ./meeting_notes | grep notes

[edit] cd ~/noisebridge_meeting/

  • Snail and Froggytoad are moderating and note-taking for the meeting tonight!
  • Optionally: pick a membership-binder-wrangler; otherwise the moderator can take care of it.

[edit] ./ls -la; adduser

  • snail
  • froggytoad
  • ron aka setient!
  • deb contrib to media goblin
  • susan cuz
  • isis
  • daniel & pontias from stolkholm
  • steven george and allen from GDC, London here to seek membership
  • Leif R
  • Lilly learns
  • Michel is here to analyze us
  • Yoav
  • Jimmie flowers is here to plant love hope and faith and study the hacking
  • Leif (2 leifs! name brothers!)
  • Mia from Humboldt teaches OpenSim to kids
  • Francisco a friend of the community and local wild fermentations from tropical and local fruits
  • Casey likes Leif (which one?)
  • Mike a tekno-wanderer
  • Gavin here to talk about the Zine today
  • Dan here to hang out
  • Carlos a perl hacker (whoa perl, perl is awesome)
  • Celeste aka spacecat working in the darkroom organizing and improving meetup at darkroom@lists.noisebridge.net
  • Stephen friends with Carlos and rubyist
  • Aaron: makes recycled handbags from space
  • Silvana who heard about noisebridge whilst volunteering for Occupy, specializes in faux fabrics and cloth creations
  • Josh a teacher at a nearby school who stopped by to see the space
  • Nick aka heatxsink
  • Arturo tor:globaleaks,tor2web, and other various FREE+open source projects
  • Molly teaches people how to be creative
  • Jon-Jaq a long timer who has been hacking all his life and eradicated the cockroaches at noisebridge and is housing foreclosure hacking
  • R.A.Y.C. plz to SEO bomb le google with "RAYCE = happy hacking from noisebridge"
  • Terry ichi go tai yo gi tai di strawberry sunlight and something something
  • just Xavier is visiting from Texas (we urge him to check out ATX!!)

35 people present total

[edit] ./configure

whts all this stuff that rayce was talking about (ask later)

SF FUnCHeap has a contest?

UNCONFERENCE Thhere's a big unconf this weekend! Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday (R M S in die Hausell)

The Unconference will be HUGE! check out the organizing page, come and organize an event!
Who is RMS and what does he stand for? COME AND FIND OUT 

Mia will be having a class on Open Simulator Software, Snail asks Mia to send something to Noisbridge-Discuss

Casey asks: Is anyone else interested in a vinyl cutter at noisebridge?!?!?! Many are interested in discussing it. Space, and cost are considerations

[edit] cat /etc/group

leif describes the noisebridge membership process

prospective members name's get called and if they are present the membership form gets another check mark on its way to being a major supporter of noisebridge (IE A noizemember)

jon-jaq brings up community thrift account opportunity...

[edit] ./make

  • Funds in bank:
  • Noisetor has $3565.45 in savings and is spending about $787/month and burning 500Mbps

Noisetor is Noisebridge's project to accept tax-deductable donations for USA donors that go towards setting up add'l exit nodes in the USA. More nodes will be added as month to month funds increase

[edit] ./make install

We discuss Fiscal sponsorship for the ZiP zine: enabling fundraising from tax deductable and avoiding fees from paypal are benefits of fiscal sponsorship

for more info look at fiscal sponsorship (add links here)  

there is agreement to resolve to discuss this further and make sure the treasurer is present. R.A.Y.C brings up the idea of funding from local redev grants. Leif counters that we should not be in the habit of relying on grants -- because noisebridge is member and donation supported and grants could change the direction. deb brings up the possibility of looking for smaller grants that allow nonprofits to retain independance and member driven focus.

secretary-adjunct brings up the $300 funding request for electronics area improvements

[edit] history | less

IT IS THE CONSENSO OF NOISEBRIDGE THAT WE SHALL:

GIVE SUPERQ REFUNDS !!! GIVE MITCH REFUNDS FOR THE STICKAS!!

{fix the consensus proposals screwup!}

[edit] env

No new proposals are brought up during the meeting, if you have one please put it on the noisebridge wiki!

[edit] export $CHATTER = /opt/irssi

After meeting discussion will take precedence due to the late hour!

[edit] exit

  • PGP Key Signing could happen now, check the list to see who wants in on the action.
  • Return the membership binder to it's rightful location.
  • Clean and tidy the meeting notes, then save them to the wiki.
  • Send a summary of the meeting notes to the discussion list.
  • Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker or robot.
  • Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.
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