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botlab:openmeeting_20160126 [2016/01/26 11:52]
davidhenshall
botlab:openmeeting_20160126 [2016/01/26 21:39]
ginjaian
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 ===== Topics discussed ===== ===== Topics discussed =====
  
-**1To be completed+  * **Apologies** Toby S 
 +  * **Action points** from previous meeting 
 +    * Investigation of wiring lathe up to 3-phase on-goingNik M sorting. Mains sockets also. 
 +    * Insurance compliance ongoing 
 +    * Workshop improvements ongoing 
 +    * Skillshares taken on by John W 
 +    * Fire Safety - done, but new sofa needs to be acquired 
 +    * Hackspace door lock - High Security lock £600 + VAT, RFID £1100 + VAT. Joe D to negotiate with Robert 
 +    * CNC Router - Nick will probably get his own, and allow hackspace access 
 +    * Pillar drill - done, but needs new pulley 
 +    * Farewell to Matt Venn 
 +  * Insurace update 
 +    * DH: Toby is taking on responsibility for risk assessments. 
 +  * Laser cutter update 
 +    * Arthur setting up intranet to control access. 
 +    * Discussion about how far to backdate usage charge 
 +  *  BV Open Studios - 22nd to 24th April 2016 
 +    * DH: Penny would like some effort! 
 +    * New Projects? 
 +  * EMF Camp - 5-7 August 2016 
 +    * Opportunity to create new projects 
 +  * Volunteer coordinator position/Defining committee member roles 
 +    * Joe D outlines role of coordinator - contact point for new members, organiser, and 'glue' for hackspace.  
 +    * Potentially employed as contractor, to avoid insurance problems. 
 +    * Further consideration of role, leading to proposal? 
 +    * Joe D asks for roles of committee members 
 +    * More makerspace type of roles in committee members? 
 +    * RD - We are a hackspace, not a makerspace 
 +    * JW - How hands on does support need to be? 
 +    * Joe D - 3 points: committee transparency; transition... to what? Democracy for proposals. 
 +    * John D - More visibility and to know who to contact 
 +    * Pam - enjoys introducing new members, but needs more clarification on induction, and referrals for help 
 +    * John W - One committee member 'on duty' each Thursday night, as point of contact 
 +    * Arthur A - Limit comments on proposals to 160 characters 
 +    * Joe D - Is there a better way to get proposal approval than the mailing list? 
 +    * Tom G - Conversational dissent should not be stifled 
 +  * Agree Acceptable Space Usage 
 +    * John W - Is there an intention to enforce the 'tidy up after yourself' rule? 
 +    * Action - DH improve signage 
 +    * Ian S - Web cam to identify persistent untidy members 
 +    * David W - We have never done sanctions. Revisit? 
 +    * David H - We need to improve systems to identify membership 
 +    * John W - If the laser cutter desk is dirty, it should be hoovered off. This could be tracked by laser usage. 
 +    * Ultimately, people must be made to clean up after themselves. 
 +  * Volunteers: What's needed to run the hackspace 
 +    * John W - Should there be a wiki page setting out what's needed to run hackspace, and what is required of members, ie volunteering time to keep it running. 
 +    * DH - Another meeting sooner? 
 +    * Joe D - Don't want to alienate membership by requiring time, particularly from people who pay but don't use. 
 +    * Action - wiki page clarifying what's expected of members 
 +  * G10 DNH Labels, room reorganisation and tidy up 
 +    * John W - Green labelled stuff in G10 needs to be turned over. 
 +    * Action - David W setting up doodle for membership-wide clean up day 
 +    * DH - Quarterly clean ups? Generally agreed. 
 +    * IS - Take ownership of donated items, to disassemble and put into stock, or chuck. 
 +  * AOB 
 +    * Joe D - Proposal process undemocratic? Committee has too much power of veto? Transparency? 
 +    * DH - Committee has final legal responsibility. 
 +    * Joe D - Who is responsible for looking at grants and property? 
 +    * DH and John D interested in liaising about this 
 +    * RD (and Tom G) do no agree with limited responses to proposals. 
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