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* [[user:flamsmark|Tom]], he's just this guy, you know.
 
* [[user:flamsmark|Tom]], he's just this guy, you know.
  
If you want to join the Policy Wonks, please join the [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/policy mailing list], and introduce yourself. You can watch this page to see when we meet next, but we also send iCal-style invites to the mailing list.
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If you want to join the Policy Wonks help us out, or keep us honest, please join the [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/policy mailing list], and introduce yourself. You can watch this page to see when we meet next; we also send iCal-style invites to the mailing list, and post our next meeting on the [Noisebridge#Upcoming_Events front page].
  
== Not a Manifesto ==
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= Meetings =
A tiny manifesto found in "[http://ramshackleglory.com/paradigm14.pdf Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology]" by David Graeber. This is not the manifesto of the Wonks, but it does warn against things we should avoid.
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This page contains the agenda for the next meeting of the Wonks, and the tasks that we have to do by then. If you have something to add to the agenda, please do so here. Previous meeting agendas, tasks, and notes are at [[Policy/Past_Meetings]]. We use [https://pad.riseup.net/p/0OyA0MRFYKtS a Riseup etherpad] as a back-channel during meetings.
The notion of “policy” presumes a state or<br>
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governing apparatus which imposes its will on<br>
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others. “Policy” is the negation of politics; policy is<br>
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by definition something concocted by some form of<br>
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elite, which presumes it knows better than others<br>
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how their affairs are to be conducted. By partici-<br>
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pating in policy debates the very best one can<br>
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achieve is to limit the damage, since the very<br>
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premise is inimical to the idea of people managing<br>
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their own affairs.
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= Projects =
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== Next Meeting ==
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16 Feb 2012, 1730h
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Location: Noisebridge, Turing Meeting Room
  
==By-Laws==
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Attendees:
  
Our current big project is updating and rewriting Noisebridge's [[bylaws]] so that they better represent our ethos. We have a [https://github.com/flamsmark/nb-bylaws GitHub repository] for managing the changes that we're going to propose. If you'd like to help us out, please file issues, fork the repo, and send us pull requests! If you don't know how to use Git or GitHub, please read the man pages, ask one of use directly, or email the list.
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Agreed items:
  
= Meetings =
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Administriva:
 
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* Agree who is going to edit the wiki pages.
Whenever we meet, we fill out an agenda here beforehand. When we're done, we add a summary, and any things that we have to do. If we don't discuss something on the agenda, we <strike>strike</strike> it out. When we complete our tasks, we <strike>strike out</strike> those items. Incomplete tasks carry over to the next meeting. We use [https://pad.riseup.net/p/0OyA0MRFYKtS a Riseup etherpad] as a back-channel during meetings.
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* Copy this agenda to the [https://pad.riseup.net/p/0OyA0MRFYKtS etherpad] for group contribution.
 
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* Agree on our next meeting time/place, post to the [Noisebridge#Upcoming_Events front page] and NB calendar, and invite policy@lists.
== 16 Feb 2012 ==
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* Note the attendees of this meeting.
 
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* Note any items of agreement.
Location: Noisebridge, Time: 1730h
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* Add any proposed consensus items to next week's meeting notes.
  
 
Agenda:
 
Agenda:
* Agree on our next meeting time/place, post to the front-page, and invite policy@lists
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* Kelly reports on CA public benefit law
 
* Tom reports on minimization of the bylaws
 
* Tom reports on minimization of the bylaws
* Kelly reports on CA public benefit law
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** Tom: proposal for ongoing Bylaws WG and system to maintain & update the bylaws
 
* Discuss modifications to the by-laws
 
* Discuss modifications to the by-laws
* Potential consensus item: empower NB's denizense to do-ocratically kick people out, pending mediation.
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* Discussion item: rulers versus rules. Is it un-Noisebridge to use community-agreed provisions to protect ourselves from bad behavior?
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* Potential consensus item: empower NB's denizens to do-ocratically kick people out, pending mediation.
 
* Potential consensus proposal: it is not excellent to admit someone to Noisebridge unless you are willing to take responsibility for their actions here
 
* Potential consensus proposal: it is not excellent to admit someone to Noisebridge unless you are willing to take responsibility for their actions here
 
** Could be NB's consensus, could not: either way, may stoke thought about this during the meeting rather than in the nb-discuss echo-chamber
 
** Could be NB's consensus, could not: either way, may stoke thought about this during the meeting rather than in the nb-discuss echo-chamber
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* Potential consensus proposal: Noisebridge is a place for hacking
  
To-do [by this meeting]
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To-do:
 
*Kelly
 
*Kelly
 
**Research '''California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law'''
 
**Research '''California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law'''
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*Tom
 
*Tom
 
**Rewrite bylaws into a skeleton format identifying issues that need to be fixed
 
**Rewrite bylaws into a skeleton format identifying issues that need to be fixed
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== 11 Feb 2012 ==
 
Location: Noisebridge, Time: 17:30
 
  
Agenda:
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= Not a Manifesto =
* discuss hiatus proposals in light of the NB-discuss thread, and discussion at the meeting
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A tiny manifesto found in "[http://ramshackleglory.com/paradigm14.pdf Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology]" by David Graeber. This is not the manifesto of the Wonks, but it does warn against things we should avoid.
* discuss the by by-laws at https://www.noisebridge.net/index.php?title=Bylaws&oldid=10177
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* discuss access at Noisebridge
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* agree on our next meeting time/place, post to the front-page, and invite policy@lists
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== 05 Feb 2012 ==
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Location: Noisebridge, 1445h
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Agenda:
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* review Utopian by-laws
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* discuss hiatus in light of NB's thoughts
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* discuss adopting [[against policy (a tiny manifesto)]] as policywonk's manifesto
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* make sure that NB knows about the wonks, especially where and when we meet
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* <strike>wiki templates for board elections & nominations</strike>
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* adjusting the meeting script
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* agree on our next meeting time/place, post to the front-page, and invite policy@lists
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To-do:
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* Kelly
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** <strike>email noisebridge-discuss about hiatus</strike>
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* Tom
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** <strike>Add ancient by-laws to empty git repo & link here appropriately</strike>
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* Each of us
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** <strike>Review at the bylaws at https://www.noisebridge.net/index.php?title=Bylaws&oldid=10177</strike>
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** <strike>Prepare thoughts/comments on this old proposed by-laws section</strike>
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== 02 Feb 2012 ==
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<blockquote>
Location: Noisebridge 19:30
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The notion of “policy” presumes a state or<br>
Dinner was had in advance. Tom & Kelly were present. Snail was unable to attend.
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governing apparatus which imposes its will on<br>
Agenda:
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others. “Policy” is the negation of politics; policy is<br>
* discuss this week's meeting, & response to proposed revision
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by definition something concocted by some form of<br>
** update the membership page to reflect NB's consensus
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elite, which presumes it knows better than others<br>
** re-discuss hiatus in light of NB's thoughts
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how their affairs are to be conducted. By partici-<br>
* <strike>review Utopian by-laws</strike>
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pating in policy debates the very best one can<br>
* <strike>discuss adopting [[against policy (a tiny manifesto)]] as policywonk's manifesto</strike>
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achieve is to limit the damage, since the very<br>
* <strike>make sure that NB knows about the wonks, especially where and when we meet</strike>
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premise is inimical to the idea of people managing<br>
* <strike>wiki templates for board elections & nominations</strike>
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their own affairs.
* <strike>adjusting the meeting script</strike>
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</blockquote>
* agree on our next meeting time/place
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To-do:
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* Kelly
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** email noisebridge-discuss about hiatus
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** locate the utopian NB bylaws, email to the wonks
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== 18 Jan 2012 ==
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= Projects =
Location: Noisebridge
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Kelly attended remotely. Tom was late because he is a slacker. Snail is the perfect child.
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Agenda:
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* discuss last night's meeting's response to proposed membership revisions
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* discuss any other items that were referred to us at last night's meeting
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* plan revising the by-laws
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* agree on our next meeting time/place
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To-do:
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* Kelly:
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** locate the utopian NB bylaws, email to the wonks
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** <strike>get original hiatus consensus from Mitch etc</strike>
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* <strike>Tom to follow up on mailing list creation</strike>
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== 16 Jan 2012 ==
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==By-Laws==
Location: Phone
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Agenda:
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Our current big project is updating and rewriting Noisebridge's [[bylaws]] so that they better represent our ethos. We have a [https://github.com/flamsmark/nb-bylaws GitHub repository] for managing the changes that we're going to propose. If you'd like to help us out, please file issues, fork the repo, and send us pull requests! If you don't know how to use Git or GitHub, please read the man pages, ask one of use directly, or email the list.
* membership expiry
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* comittee meta-conversation
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* <strike>planning by-laws revision</strike>
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The inaugural meeting of the Policy Wonks resulted in a revised version of [https://www.noisebridge.net/index.php?title=Talk:Membership&oldid=22687 Membership], which will require several [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2012_01_17#Discussion_Items consensus items].
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To Do items:
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*<strike>Create a mailing list</strike>
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*<strike>Add content to this wiki page</strike>
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*<strike>Create [[Membership Binder]] and [[Dues Sponsorship]] wiki pages</strike>
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**<strike>Add photo to [[Membership Binder]]</strike>
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Revision as of 17:17, 16 February 2012

Contents

About Policy Wonks

The Policy Wonks are a Noisebridge committee dedicated to greasing the wheels of Noisebridge's vast administration, and cutting through red tape. We're here to tidy up policy matters, and make Noisebridge's structure easier to understand and navigate. We're the secret cabal that does this tedious work in the shadows so that you don't have to put up with it at weekly meetings.

Members

The current members of the Policy Wonks committee are:

If you want to join the Policy Wonks help us out, or keep us honest, please join the mailing list, and introduce yourself. You can watch this page to see when we meet next; we also send iCal-style invites to the mailing list, and post our next meeting on the [Noisebridge#Upcoming_Events front page].

Meetings

This page contains the agenda for the next meeting of the Wonks, and the tasks that we have to do by then. If you have something to add to the agenda, please do so here. Previous meeting agendas, tasks, and notes are at Policy/Past_Meetings. We use a Riseup etherpad as a back-channel during meetings.

Next Meeting

16 Feb 2012, 1730h Location: Noisebridge, Turing Meeting Room

Attendees:

Agreed items:

Administriva:

  • Agree who is going to edit the wiki pages.
  • Copy this agenda to the etherpad for group contribution.
  • Agree on our next meeting time/place, post to the [Noisebridge#Upcoming_Events front page] and NB calendar, and invite policy@lists.
  • Note the attendees of this meeting.
  • Note any items of agreement.
  • Add any proposed consensus items to next week's meeting notes.

Agenda:

  • Kelly reports on CA public benefit law
  • Tom reports on minimization of the bylaws
    • Tom: proposal for ongoing Bylaws WG and system to maintain & update the bylaws
  • Discuss modifications to the by-laws
  • Discussion item: rulers versus rules. Is it un-Noisebridge to use community-agreed provisions to protect ourselves from bad behavior?
  • Potential consensus item: empower NB's denizens to do-ocratically kick people out, pending mediation.
  • Potential consensus proposal: it is not excellent to admit someone to Noisebridge unless you are willing to take responsibility for their actions here
    • Could be NB's consensus, could not: either way, may stoke thought about this during the meeting rather than in the nb-discuss echo-chamber
  • Potential consensus proposal: Noisebridge is a place for hacking

To-do:

Not a Manifesto

A tiny manifesto found in "Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology" by David Graeber. This is not the manifesto of the Wonks, but it does warn against things we should avoid.

The notion of “policy” presumes a state or
governing apparatus which imposes its will on
others. “Policy” is the negation of politics; policy is
by definition something concocted by some form of
elite, which presumes it knows better than others
how their affairs are to be conducted. By partici-
pating in policy debates the very best one can
achieve is to limit the damage, since the very
premise is inimical to the idea of people managing
their own affairs.

Projects

By-Laws

Our current big project is updating and rewriting Noisebridge's bylaws so that they better represent our ethos. We have a GitHub repository for managing the changes that we're going to propose. If you'd like to help us out, please file issues, fork the repo, and send us pull requests! If you don't know how to use Git or GitHub, please read the man pages, ask one of use directly, or email the list.

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