Hi All,

I really appreciate the nomination but will unfortunately have to decline, I love Sudo room and will continue to help wherever I can but I'm getting close to maximum bandwidth with all of the awesome biohacker and biotech projects (many of which Sudo inspired). I would however, love to still keep the biohacker connection going at Sudo room and I'd be happy to help with connecting us (Sudo) to the broader Biohacker community (including Counter Culture Labs which I'm now a board member of).

I love the idea of a developing Sudo culture and looking forward to further lively debates and membership :)

To all our fellow Sudo'ers, Live long and Prosper!

Anthony Di Franco
October 29, 2013 at 5:37 PM
With all those points in mind, I hope that the strength and benevolence of the people who lead and the community that develops around them is more of the empathetic, pluralistic, pragmatic kind and less of the stubborn, nitpicky, dogmatic kind.

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Anca Mosoiu
October 29, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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.  


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Naomi Most
October 29, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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.


Eddan Katz
October 28, 2013 at 2:30 PM
So by my count, the following summarizes the status of the Board nominations. Please correct any errors I've made.
Max (notconfusing)
Jenny (tunabananas)

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

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Jenny Ryan
October 27, 2013 at 7:32 PM
On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 1:55 PM, Eddan Katz <eddank@gmail.com> 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: https://sudoroom.org/wiki/Wishlist

On Oct 27, 2013, at 11:58 AM, Jenny Ryan <tunabananas@gmail.com> 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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