Good points, Naomi. 

This ties into the paper that Jenny posted recently as well.  Strong, benevolent personalities are going to be needed to keep things moving forward just as much as stubborn, nitpicky, careful readers of contracts.  


On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 3:44 PM, Naomi Most <> wrote:
Hi guys,

I haven't exactly been an active participant in Sudo Room lately, but
I have room in my life to handle some small amount of responsibility.
I'll accept the nomination.

I should say, though, that I've had a lot (a LOT) of conversations
with hackerspace founders lately, and I'm coming to the conclusion
that it is only the very exceptional community, with a very dedicated
presence of strong benevolent personalities, that doesn't eventually
come apart at the seams.

Noisebridge should not be held as a model of do-ocratic / flat
structure.  It has serious, serious problems.


On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Eddan Katz <> wrote:
> So by my count, the following summarizes the status of the Board
> nominations. Please correct any errors I've made.
> --
> Confirmed
> Max (notconfusing)
> Jenny (tunabananas)
> Nominated
> Marc (marcjc)
> Matt (mattsenate)
> Marina (mk30)
> J.C. (r33lmm)
> Vicky (ykciv)
> Liberty (thattechgirl)
> Respectfully Decline
> Kare (kkr)
> Jordan (yardena)
> ------
> Apparently, the average size of a non-profit board is 16 people, and the
> median is 15.
> I don't know anyone's handle, but I also wanted to nominate the following
> people who have also shown the commitment that I think would make for a good
> Sudo Board member:
> Ryan Bethencourt
> Anthony di Franco
> Johanna Faust
> Hol Gaskill
> Leonid Kozukh
> Anca Mosoiu
> Naomi Most
> Romy Snowyla
> On Oct 27, 2013, at 7:32 PM, Jenny Ryan <> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 1:55 PM, Eddan Katz <> wrote:
>> I don't think that coming to evening meetings and weekend events should be
>> the ultimate metric of commitment to Sudo Room.
>> Not everyone can make it at those times because of work and family
>> obligations.
> Agreed, thanks for picking up on that and giving an opening to describing
> all the ways in which people regularly show their commitment to Sudo Room:
> There's also building infrastructure in the space, creating/making awesome
> things, giving tours, managing the landlord situation, managing the trash
> (thanks david k!), leading classes/workshops/meetups, CLEANING and
> BEAUTIFYING the space [the move to colorful late-night mood lighting the
> other week was especially clutch].
> BTW, our Wishlist has recently been updated in case folks want to contribute
> tangible Things:
> Jenny
>> On Oct 27, 2013, at 11:58 AM, Jenny Ryan <> wrote:
>> Sudo Room should not sacrifice its foundational values so as to be taken
>> seriously by traditional power structures. This is part and parcel of being
>> a vessel of social change. Noisebridge has an ad hoc and ever-changing
>> do-ocracy of leaders, as does Sudo. The inscription of a Board merely makes
>> static what is in actuality a dynamic aspect of the community, hence its
>> role (in the vein of honesty and radical transparency) is as merely an
>> on-paper minimum satisfactory requirement for bureaucratic processes. Come
>> to any meeting of Noisebridge or Sudo and it will be readily apparent who's
>> currently taking on leadership roles.
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