Meeting Notes 2013 08 06

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Don't forget to post the meeting notes to the wiki and e-mail the discussion list with a short summary.

These are the notes from the The 277th Meeting of Noisebridge. Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE; Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE.

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


Short announcements and events

  • Summer fundraising party this Saturday. Need help with cooking, docents, stage/band setup. Bring potluck food!
  • Restore the Fourth is having meeting next Tuesday 6-8pm at 355 Barry St.
  • They will be talking about cypto and town hall meetings
  • Cool project: Somebody named Rodey (sp?) is making a satellite with a camera and the ability to sync back to Earth
  • Fundraiser this Saturady.
  • Every Monday at the Global Exchange Office there is an Occupy Forum from 6-9pm at 2017 Mission St. in the 2nd floor conference room
  • Daniel is working Pively to help people retain ownership the content they post to the internet
  • 5 Minutes of Fame show and tell at Noisebridge 8pm on the 3rd Thursday of the Month

Membership Binder

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

Financial Report

Consensus items

Proposals from last week

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

Proposals for next week

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

Discussion Notes

Misc household supplies, is there a fund for it? No, just who ever sees it needs replacing. Or you can ask each person here for a dollar and go to the store to buy things.

Saturday's Fundraiser -Ends at 11:30 sharp, needs redshirt volunteers to keep an eye on security and make sure everything is running smoothly for seven hours (or part of it). -Sign up sheet has the phone number to help pick up food at Alemany Farmers Market at 11 am for Food Not Bombs who is cooking. -Video is being recorded for a promotional video, looking for loans of SD or MicroSD, and Canon DSLR batteries for the day.

Sleeping in the space? - Should we restrict access from 2 am to 7 am, or turn off the buzzer after a certain time? Show that there's stuff on the wiki that you're working on if you're staying during that time? - Nonhackers outnumbered hackers, people doing sketchy things. Detrimental to Noisebridge. - Not always vagrants, but there are some homeless people without a computer project. They keep an eye on the place, they wash dishes, he helps whenever [speaker] asks for help even for hours. Distinguish productive people from unproductive. Sometimes they're high. - Visitor from another hackerspace, he says a lot of them have this problem. Kicking people out doesn't work because you alienate, you don't know what their potential contribution is, so he suggests tokenization. Earn a token so that you can be in the space after your second observation night. - Another option, no personal items unless projects. No unrelated personal items, like bedrolls? - Vigorous objection to this suggestion, some people bring stuff here during the day and leave for the night. - Incident last tuesday, tickets to people who commit violations? "Karma violation pad" barefaced lying, negative, rudeness, being high... How many citations before they get kicked out? We need to decide that. - Sponsored by a member if they're good? - Distinguishes abusive crashing from helpful crashing. - Visitor again: must have people joyously onboard. You can't piss off strangers, you want to convert them instead. That's from many years of experience with these kinds of organization. - Sleepers deserve defense, basic human right to a roof over your head. [Speaker] thinks the problem is people who think they're hacking but break stuff and make a mess, leaving a trail of destruction. Tours should include what hacking means, remind them it means maker space. - Can we break up the current entrenched group, to reset the system? Random people every night is one thing, same group of people is another. - The notoriety of Noisebridge is creating this issue. - Reporter came to describe sleeping at noisebridge, that creates the wrong impression. - More productive to focus on the idea of abusing the space than sleeping in the space. Let's talk about how it has been and can be abused, different types. "Noisecafe" for example, just for wifi and electricity is a level of abuse. Compounded when a mess is left behind.


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

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