Meeting Notes 2014-02-19

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Intros

Q: What have you done!?!1111 A:

  • yar (i don't know but i'm very sorry)
  • phil (gave the mayor her reelection platform theme in the elevator after DAC night) (besties w/jeanquan) ((oakland city council)++ (british house of lords)--)
  • matt (CHANGED THE SPAAACE, made signs like "Sudo Room is Best when Bettered by the Borrower")
  • Xavier (learned from a confrontation, trash, funemployed, something phallogocentric about history books)
  • Tsering (moved from noisebridge to sudo, from a buddhist retreat to oakland)
  • Scott (doxxed SIPRNet)
  • Jenny (asserted boundaries hell yeah!!!)
  • Marc (made $1k, saved wifi)

New Members

If you'd like to become a member, write your name below, or send a public email to sudo-discuss@lists.sudoroom.org, or send a more-private email to info@sudoroom.org or find another member to assist you:

  • 4 new people want to be members!
    • Tsering
    • Phil
    • Steve
    • Sam
  • "Section 2.1 Qualifications for Membership
    • Membership is defined by fulfilling the following requirements:
      • Contributing monthly dues (sliding-scale with respect to operating costs) or equivalent.
        • It is an express purpose of the group to keep membership rates low, and therefore accessible, as well as offer, when possible, alternatives to monetary contribution to suffice for monthly dues.
      • A status of good standing with the organization.
        • Unresolved debts and/or substantial lapses in respecting the values of the organization and its members may result in suspension of membership, to be determined by fair process respecting individual rights and freedoms and the integrity of community norms."
  • "Dues shall be paid by members on a sliding scale basis, from the minimum $10 per month rate to the recommended donation calculated using the process below. Exemptions of individuals from paying dues may be approved on a case by case basis by the general membership on the grounds of financial hardship or refusal to participate in the monetary system"
  • Jenny set up membership system and it needs hacking
  • meeting officially agrees info@sudoroom.org is an ok place to submit membership info other than jenny's personal email and/or the public sudo-discuss

Announcements

  • Calendar https://sudoroom.org/calendar
  • Slingshot new volunteer meeting Feb. 23rd @ The Long Haul, 4pm
  • Startup Weekend week of Feb. 21st http://oaklandedu.startupweekend.org/
    • did anybody follow up about free tickets? nobody knows
    • contact John (jbaldo@gmail.com) for info
  • Show at sudo room w/Scott - Feb. 28th - all ages, 100+ people
    • maybe give landlord a heads up?
    • 8-11pm
    • coordinate with Sound Room re: noise
  • Sublimalien
  • sudo mens' group? - contact Matt (mattsenate@gmail.com)
    • gender hacking
  • Bank Account! w/ IAFCU
  • Oakland Data Day (saturday 22nd impact hub)
  • Sudoroom 3D printer going on tour for Oakland Library's Teen Tech Week (main branch March 12)

To-Do

  • slay zombie events that show up when importing from calendar [matt]
  • Use Stripe [jenny]
  • Renew lease - David K. to investigate insurance options - matt will ping him
  • Buy an actual member ship.
  • check in w/sound room re: noise on the 28th (jenny)
  • Let's ask Rackspace for free hosting! (yar)
  • decide on movie nights [phil]
    • The Conversation
    • The Lives of Others (Germany) (2006)
    • Rear Window
    • Eye in the Sky (HK)
    • Enemy of the State
    • V for Vendetta
    • The Truman Show
    • 1984
    • Metropolis
    • The Prisoner
    • The Safe Room
    • Disturbia
    • Brazil
    • Caché
    • Cointelpro (documentary)
    • Sneakers
    • Borges and I (2009)
    • Das Leben der Anderen (2006)
    • Wall of Secrets (2003)
    • The Secret Eye (2013)
    • Time's Arrow (star trek TNG 2-parter)
  • Perhaps in collaboration w/ a variation of TechnoActivism 3rd Mondays in Oakland

Moving?

  • matt says may 1 is the earliest realistic move-out date if we start now
  • 8th and Alice https://sudoroom.org/wiki/8th_and_Alice
  • apply to Community Loan Fund
  • we will commit to notifying each other about space viewing opportunities
  • what's the biggest hurdle? money? time?
  • Omni vision
    • Last week, this vision was officially bootstrapped into a collective of collectives, now seeking vision statements from the various groups re: purpose & values
    • Yar proposes: The "Building Bloc" is a new group committing to serve our wider communities by solving the legal, logstical, and economic problems related to holding physical spaces for the greater good. We are a meta-collective of a "collective of collectives"
      • Social, economic & environmental justice,
    • new wiki page for proposals for vision for larger sudoroom
    • Omni timeline is NOT quick. Sep 2014 move-in at the earliest. we should not wait for it. we should move now.
    • incremental strategy
    • moving together is a wonderful community-building experience. Let's U-haul it, you guys!

Money

  • $346.16 on gittip - SO CLOSE to fully funding our operations!
  • We have $9471.37(?) in the bank account
  • yar thinks our next fundraising drive should be gittip-centric

Consensus Items

  • "Value fairness and common sense over prolonged process and bureaucracy, i.e. our bureacracy can't be used against us"
  • It takes a trial period of two weeks for new members to become full members. They can still get 24/7 access during this period but cannot vote.
    • "lurker mode"
    • we'll vote on this next meeting
    • Marc will write the complete text and then send an email
  • New members must be announced (or a list of current members must be available to members)
    • "new members are de-facto announced on the meeting notes"
    • this will work better when the SeltzerCRM works
    • the point of this is that members have the right to know who all other members are (by name or p?se?udonym)
    • "Members have access to a list of all members"
  • If any three current members oppose a new person becoming a member during their trial period, then they cannot become a member.
    • less strict than noisebridge, where any 1 person can block
    • might prevent problems
    • "consensus minus three"
  • Xavier has proposals for dealing with future conflicts
  • "To empower members to deal with problematic non-members, non-members can be removed by a member who feels their behavior is problematic, UNLESS another member present in the space is willing to vouch for the non-member as a guest. Non-members being asked to leave must be told that they can further discuss the incident at a Wednesday meeting or on the mailing list. Non-members can use the space as much as they want when other members are present, but cannot access the space when no members are there and have to leave when the last member leaves."
    • + "problematic, with regard to sudo room's values and these Articles of Association"
    • - "Non-members can use the space as much as they want when other members are present"
    • + "Non-members cannot access the space when no members are there and have to leave when the last member leaves."
    • in fact, sudoers should be ENCOURAGED to value their safety and that of others over letting people stay here who have violated sudo/ers
    • In sum:
      • "Any member may (must?) remove a non-member from the space if the member feels the non-member's behavior is problematic with regard to sudo room's values and these Articles of Association, UNLESS another member present in the space is willing to vouch for the non-member as a guest and therefore meaningfully engage in the conflict resolution process. Non-members asked to leave must be told they can further discuss the incident at a Wednesday meeting or on the mailing list."
        • "When a member feels a non-member's behavior is problematic with regard to sudo room's values and these Articles of Association, then either (a) the member may remove the non-member from the space or (b) another member may vouch for the non-member as a guest, and therefore meaningfully engage in a conflict resolution process. A removed non-member must be told they can further discuss the incident at a Wednesday meeting or on the mailing list."
          • "When a non-member feels a member's behavior is problematic..."
    • yar proposes a "throwing people out" workshop/party where we role-play and make ourselves comfortable with doing it. will organize it next meeting.
    • phil: "non-members cannot access" ... is that separate?
  • "Non-members cannot access the space when no members are present and non-members must leave when the last member leaves."

Conflict Resolution

Misc

After meeting teamups

  • figure out sole event