Meeting Notes 2014-08-27

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sudoroom meeting august 27, 2014


Jenny, Julio, yar, phil, Scott, adam, Akira, Francisco, Matt, Mark, Chris, (ice-breaker: )


  • Brendan starting robot drone hacking night, day of the week TBD
  • BACH unconference date changing - maybe october 11-12?
    • coincides with Oakland Nights Live special mayoral edition

New Members

  • New members as of today: Sean and Adam!
  • Up for extended pondering: Scott
  • Up for extended pondering: Akira

New Omni Delegate

Newbie Night

    • Whoever hosts is responsible for: 1) adding event to the calendar, 2) posting to sudo-discuss and otherwise promoting, 3) showing up! and 4) answering the door, giving tours, and otherwise being friendly and answering questions.
    • Julio will try next tuesday!


  • Two people sleeping in the basement last week. Matt/Daniel and Marc/Keenan got them to leave.
  • Recent ban: Scott Cohen (stalker)
  • Let Omni know this has happenned


  • Now making $373.90/wk on "Gratipay"
  • ~$6200 in Internet Credit Union
  • ~$1000 in Community Bank of the Bay


  • Update?
  • Consensus to up sudo expenditure to $1,000
    • 10 yays, 1 abstaining



  • does anybody care strongly about the ballroom ceiling tiles?
    • Phil is over his romantic attachment
  • pay lawyer $1000/mo for 4 months (instead of $500/mo for 8)
    • request production of an invoice
    • if jesse is okay with an 8-month plan, it would be better for omni to have a bit more funds in its account at this stage (to pay for eg; ADA accessibility)
    • 9 yays, 3 abstentions
  • big omni events must end by 9:30
  • 10/10 yay
  • Each Member Group of the Omni will be required to populate at least 3 seats in at least 3 committees. Member Groups with more than 12 members will be required to populate at least 5 seats in at least 3 committees.
    • yar wonders if members of multiple groups "count twice"
    • 5 yays, 5 abstentions - ABSTAIN (10/10)
    • Patrik feels uncomfortable with the proposed numbers, but won't block.
    • unanimous 10/10 that sudoroom should abstain
  • Any tenant at 2141 Broadway is welcome at Sudoroom except for Johannes, Billy and Timon. This overrides the previous more general ban.
    • 8 yay, 3 abstain

New Delegate


Consensus Items

Conflict Resolution

Action Items

  • Document incidents on the omni wiki
  • Finish Stripe and set up Everbutton [Jenny] (Ron willing to help on this if needed / extending it)
  • Investigate business license [Jenny]
  • pamphlet to give new members