Meeting Notes 2014-10-08

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Icebreaker: say one word

  • ben turtles
  • patrick hungry
  • jonathan duck
  • yar computer
  • timothy glass
  • matt nails
  • alice late
  • brendan tobacco
  • boyd boyd

Announcements

  • Update on Omni fundraiser video this past Sunday 10/05
  • 2014 BACH Unconference happening HERE, this weekend (at omni) Oct 11-12 (Sat-Sun)
    • Show up on Fri Oct 10 night (7pm-ish) to help set-up for the weekend ;)
    • Help plan, contact @tunabananas (Jenny) or @wrought (Matt)
  • Sudo Mesh thursday meetings are for outreach, tuesday nights are for tech/dev
  • New Omni Commons email lists: https://omnicommons.org/lists/
  • einstein for mayor http://www.einsteinforoakland.org/
  • Join Omni Fundraising Committee / Working Group / Cabal (OMG WE NEED YOU)

New Members

ben

  • why? space to work on interesting projects, meet ppl, exchange ideas
  • what hack? autonomous robots w/CV & giant claws. robots mostly.an
  • what share? ROBOTS. intro to programming class. maybe as a BAPS class, or CWI. also antarctica.
  • likes sudoroom's values. FOSS proponent. been following hackerspaces since the beginning, esp NYCR.
  • was following sudo before the move
  • never banned
  • 23 or 203
  • can't pay with a card, but can pay cash

jonathan

  • why? wants access to tools, equipment, people, & knowledge. contribute them too
  • what hack? doesn't know yet
  • what share? japanese woodworking tools. time.
  • values? not intimately. hung around noisebridge. likes FOSS & nonhierarchical.
  • knows very little of history
  • nonononono23
  • lives 2 blocks from omni
  • tech guilt
  • skills? wiring, construction, soldering, AVRs, C coding, robotics, renovated a victorian, homebrewing

Newbie Night

  • korl was supposed to do it today, apparently it didn't happen
  • this is the 3rd week in a row of newbie night flakery
  • timothy will do it next wednesday 5-7
  • 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. 5) have a planned activity ready to avoid awkwardness

Money

  • Internet Credit Union account: $
  • Community Bank of the Bay Account: $
  • $400/wk on Gratipay

still in major deficit

Omni

  • Tomorrow's delegates: ?

So far here's what we have: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom

  • folding ballroom wg into commons wg
  • Moving the kitchen
  • Upstairs shower as washout room
  • print studio & TIL
  • safer space & conflict resolution policies
    • 7/7 sudo members approve of them. yay!
  • La Commune lockability
  • BAPS space-sharing
  • break-out discussions during meetings about money and "commons"
  • raising a flag
  • meeting semiweekly
  • splitting allocations
  • kids working group
  • proposal for proposals
  • mandatory rotation of facilitator, stacktaker, etc

Naomi Klein Event

  • We're supposed to send two attendees for a "teach-in"?
    • niki <niki.shelley@gmail.com> "Please send me the names of the two members of your collective who will be attending the Naomi Klein teach-in by this weekend so that I can send them to the event organizer!"
  • jonathan is interested!

Community Print Studio Re-Proposal

Matt blocks because it lacks:

  • Clearly articulated community angle that benefits the commons
  • Provide some vision/values that explain to everyone how the resources and tools provide benefit everyone (eg; more than a letterpress, can we also support technologies like risograph + xerox for zine-sters, occu-copy-style resource, etc?)
  • Consider space needs and possible alternatives
  • noise & ventilation
  • decision making structure and how do members relate to one another?
  • how do we get in touch? is there a printing-press-collective email list?

yar's framing: there's this spectre of micromanagement. but they're not just asking for space, they're asking for a highly discounted space. so the question is why should the omni give them such a huge discount. the answer should be "because we benefit the commons in these ways and have these values" and again, the proposal doesn't articulate that in a way that feels accountable.

Reason why "block" is not necessarily a valuable word for this:

   consensus_spiral_4web_med.jpg
   Consensus process is not a reduction to a decision-making procedure.

Last Week's Discussion

https://sudoroom.org/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2014-10-01#Community_Print_Studio_Re-Proposal

This Week's Discussion

  • Recommendations:
    • Leave the stuff there for now, we all know it's not going to be easy to move at the moment.
    • Table this item to spend some time nurturing your community, express your collective (shared) values, make a firm commitment to community use, (manifestos, declarations, etc).
      • One option is to pick a minimum a number of hours to commit to being open to the public, e.g. 24 hours per week.

What I said on Oct 1: Some concerns: Clearly articulated community angle that benefits the commons Provide some vission/values that explain to everyone how the resources and tools provide benefit everyone (eg; more than a letterpress, can we also support technologies like risograph + xerox for zine-sters?) Consider space needs and possible alternatives noise & ventilation decision making structure and how do members relate to one another? how do we get in touch? is there a printing-press-collective email list?

La Commune Lockability Proposal

  • Update from La Commune & Jake about plans to identify and then solve lockability problems.

Oakland Nights Live

Concerning the next Mayoral debate scheduled for Oct 11 (Sat) -- feedback and open discussion from sudo based on experience with last debate.

Consensus Items

Conflict Resolution

Action Items