I wanted to reach out for some feedback. Seeking folks who would want to
facilitate or participate in a men's group.
I've previously participated in small groups like this and found them
beneficial for various reasons. I would like to see if folks have had
similar or different experiences.
The way I'm thinking about this would culminate in something like a regular
meeting for men in the sudo room community to discuss relevant issues
including those of identity, oppression, privilege, patriarchy, gender,
sexuality, stereotypes, safe space, and mutual support.
This may not be the best or even a viable path to approach these topics,
but I wanted to throw it out there to see if there is any interest.
On 2013-10-13 22:49, sudo-discuss-request(a)lists.sudoroom.org wrote:
> Lastly, shot-spotters shouldn't be controversial, even among those of us
> who support the personal rights interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. A
> gunshot on a city street means one of two things: a criminal has just
> shot a victim, or a criminal's would-be victim has just shot their
> attacker in self-defense. Either of those things merits getting the
> police and paramedics on the scene, pronto.
Shotspotters are microphones. They can capture other sounds and it is
not clear how many other sounds and how long those sounds are retained.
Their use would be less controversial if they were an oracle that just
spit out 4 .40 caliber rounds were fired at the intersection of Grand
and Broadway at 23:12:32 (15 seconds ago) instead of capturing any audio
Dear Kopimists and the People who Love Them.
For the featured Filo delicacy for Friday Filosophy, we will have potato burekas.
I propose we talk about the difference between source code, object code, and executable code in regards to 1st Amendment protection. In other words, when is code speech and when is it a speech-act subject to less legal protection?
Below is an excerpt from an essay by Lee Tien, a brilliant EFF attorney for more than a decade, on Software as Speech (2000). These two paragraphs are in the section: Viruses and other "dangerous" software.
Of course, as always, we can talk about whatever else. Such as conscience and the unconscionable, perhaps.
Lee Tien, Publishing Software as a Speech Act, Vol. 15 Berkeley Tech. Law Journal (2000)
> Let’s return to the virus hypothetical.192 The main concern lies in the fact that the software may be “diverted” toward unlawful purposes, regardless of the speaker’s intent. This concern is, however, not unique to software. It also applies to other types of information usable for mischief or harassment, whether highly technical like information about nuclear weapons, or utterly mundane like a person’s name, address or telephone number.
> Even if the virus author merely posts the source code and fails to release it in active form, the issue remains whether the posting was done with an intent to communicate. If the author claims that she intended it to communicate, we would need to examine the context to decide the plausibility of that claim. There will often be a plausible claim. There is no question that people study viruses and other dangerous software in order to prevent or relieve harm.193 One way to control a virus is to publish its source code so that systems operators can disable or protect against it. Communicating a virus’ source code as part of such an effort qualifies as a speech act because the publisher intends to communicate how the virus works in a conventional way. In fact, one could imagine entire journals or Internet sites devoted to viruses and other dangerous software.194 When such publications aim to alert the world to these dangers, their intent is clearly communicative.
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new blog post > Troy our librarian visited RPS Collective.
we chatted about potentially selling our electronics kits + other stuff at
RPS Collective retail space.
- There's a potential for us to sell stuff at their next art show, which
will be a full retail show in the whole space. Lots of potential for
exposure since they are the first storefront at First Friday
Plus they have collaborated with us before!
[image: SudoRoom Librarian Troy visits
SudoRoom Librarian Troy visits SudoRoom
Troy, the SudoRoom librarian, visits our neighbors The Rock Paper Scissors
Collective <http://www.rpscollective.com/>down the street. The RPS
Collective was one of the worker’s collectives that helped start the
Oakland Art Murmur. Here he checks out the zine library and is already
coming up with ideas for different community projects.
A recent SudoRoom collaboration involved SudoRoom donating Linux computers
to RPS Collective in exchange for a beautiful sign painting. It’s pretty
cool seeing the different volunteer-run collectives creating and helping
each other out!
[image: RPS Collective interns draw temporary tattoos on people for the
Oakland Art Murmur]<https://sudoroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Photo-Nov-01-8-06-59-PM1.jpg>
RPS Collective interns draw temporary tattoos on people for the Oakland Art
[image: Terrarium Project at RPS Collective - so many happy
Terrarium Project at RPS Collective – so many happy people
I'm working on a series of upgrades for the website. Testing out a new
wordpress theme and event management / calendaring plugin on our
development site. Please take a look:
I plan to have www.sudoroom.org direct users to a landing page on this
site, with clear donation and calendar information, rather than directing
them to the wiki (as it does now).
I'll also need a few people to help migrate content, is anyone interested?
No coding skills required, just copying old event information into the new
event form so we can preserve the historical data.
I had sent this out to the Omni Logistics group earlier. If anyone would
like me to go over any of this at the meeting this evening, let me know...
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Patrik D'haeseleer <patrikd(a)gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 5:44 AM
Subject: Price calculations
I've fleshed out my rate calculations for $/sqft of dedicated space, and
for use of the shared space. Details are in my spreadsheet and on the wiki:
There's a lot of details, but in the end it boils down to (1) you pay a
fixed rate for any dedicated space you'd like to claim (including storage
space etc.), and (2) you pay some "share" towards use of the resources of
the shared space.
I know, this is a big departure from the "offer what you can afford, and
ask for whatever space you'd like" approach we've been taking so far. But I
do feel we need something like this, to make our pricing scheme fair and
Two big discrepancies, when comparing with how much rent different groups
- The Cafe covers a large amount of high-quality space - and should be a
potential money-maker for the space. However, right now it's only penciled
in as contributing $1500 to the rent.
- Oakland Nights Live wants to host a large event in the Ballroom once a
month, but have only committed to $100 in rent so far.
I definitely don't want to pick on these two groups, and I would love to
see these be part of the Omni. But it does point out that we need to work
with them to make sure that what they propose makes financial sense as
well. E.g. If we put a bit more effort into fundraising during the Oakland
Nights Live events (even just asking for donations, and/or selling
T-shirts), there's no reason we couldn't make these self-sufficient.
Things are happening very quickly and tonight's Sudoroom meeting is
going to be important. If you are interested in the process of our
move or reboot, or have feelings and opinions about any of it, coming
to this meeting would be a good idea.
Counter-Culture Labs will also be meeting at the same space and there
will be opportunities (like last week) for us to talk together about
the many details involved in potentially sharing the space at the
P.S. Cross-posting to sudo-announce, but please only reply on sudo-discuss.
We have a new calendar system that allows for booking events. This has
always been a struggle with sudo room activities. However, we have not yet
made the transition to this new system as we need a bit of volunteer help
to groom events from the old system.
Let me know if you could lend a hand.