Meeting Notes 2013-08-28

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Attendance / Icebreaker

  • Icebreaker: DIY Icebreaker
  • Bill (hamster dance), Jonathan (simpsons), Liberty (internet), Marc (cryptoanarchy), Ryan (being born!), Laurie (hiphop), Jordan (first photo of the earth), Jenny (rave culture), Matt

Announcements (Consent Agenda)

Other announcements:


Old Action Items:

  • Add to the Sudo Room Neighborhood Outreach spreadsheet and take on a few to reach out to:
    • Everyone? Jenny has added! Rabbit added! You should too!
  • 1. Research tax structures [1] 2. [...] 3. Non-Profit! [Danny, Brendan] plus
  • Action Item: Become a California Non-profit Corporation - Brendan proposes this for discussion meeting on August 21st and August 28th. This is to be followed by the August 31st Today I Learned session on hacking the articles of association.
  • Auto-reminder for weekly meetings [Bill, and Nate]
    • group me? *Jenny will ping Bill
  • Make a flier, talking points [Jenny & Juul]
    • Jenny & Juul - copy, Anthony - lettering, Substack - art!
  • Talk to JC re: sudomate funds [Jenny, Ray]


  • Add robots.txt for sudo room (open item for anyone to take on)
  • [Postponed until necessary] Eddan - Reference letter from George
  • git-ify & flow-diagram-ify our articles of association - Brendan
  • Add calendar to Infobot's screensaver [Max]
  • Library - until RPS
  • Catalog - Max

New Action Items

  • We need someone to reboot the radio room
  • Set up info list
  • Announce bitcoin wallet address and post to site (jenny !@ juul)

Fiscal Solvency

In this section we review our current financial situation and budget, approve monthly budgets, and discuss any other finance-related issues.

Current balance (Wed Aug 28): $1875.29

Amendments to the Articles of Association

  • membership discussion
    • consensus?
    • voting vs non-voting members distinguished by a minimal barrier to entry (pay dues or fulfill some needed sudo function, like keeping the space open for x hours/week)
    • 24/7 access
    • web of trust model w/ granUlar access controls
    • trial membership
    • badges for participation
    • defining concrete tasks: cleaning, exchequing, keeping the space open
    • use the timebank
    • benefits- 24/seven access, member profile, voting
    • fab fifty (public school model)

Conflict Resolution

Discussion Spillover

  • kicking people out
  • discussions about the mess? (the mess in the mess?)