branch updates: Games, Meta, Outreach, Services, Hardware Liberation, Rituals and Regalia
treasurer update -pinned
Vote in new members
vote on agenda
elections for officer positions
Incumbents: Prez Aimless (Johnnie), Secretary QueerPosting(I don't know QPs realname), Treasurer Cass (Chris)
Board Members: officers above, Scott, Kurt
scott H (absent)
ckie (nonvoting/present; transcription bot)
### services (Jesse)
Matrix was down, we did some work to fix that
Forest created a janitor bot(sequentialread.com/matrix-synapse-out-of-disk-space-state_groups_state/) to clean things up, running on the matrix server
reese updated gitea to forgejo(forgejo.org/)
ckie has been working on a bot to do speech-to-text in Mumble
### meta (Scott)
Not present, no updates
### games (Johnnie)
No updates, possible games party in the next weeks
### outreach (Starless)
still standing invite at ground zero for first fridays
we have signed up for a booth at pride
maybe get a printer for zines
### hardware liberation (Kurt)
### rituals and regalia (vvesley)
we have now pressed 'f' to pay respects for a loss at layer zero (mourning the loss/misplacement of a screwdriver kit)
we might not have an update from Chris (pinged via signal, by fack) on this
Should we run cyberia financials through open collective?
Let's look into reimbursing whoever paid for pride registration and rental
Forest may act as a backup treasurer
Let's triple check that we're current on taxes, etc.
Will update 2023 calendar on website
Will update new voting members
Johnnie moves to approve the agenda as it stands. Starless seconds. Motion passes by unanimous voice vote.
============================= Agenda Item Discussions ================================
- vote in new members
reese: I would like our meetings to be more accessible to me (both as a listener and speaker) before i take on any officer role but i am in favor of being a voting member. 💜
Starless: reese is great. I nominate reese as a voting member. Could we nominate reese as a voting member,
They're excellent in chat
Hang out a bunch at Layer Zero and care about technology and people
Forest: reese has already become involved in maintaining our services
reese has been voted in as a voting member by unanimous, majority vote
Nominated by starless
Has been hanging out with us at Layer Zero
Has a lot of interest in writing her own software stuff, learning, great to hang out with
Would be an awesome Cyberia member
Jessica has been voted in as a voting member by unanimous, majority vote
Nominated by karl
fack has been voted in as a voting member by unanimous, majority vote
- Incumbent: Chris/cass
- Sanine is volunteering to run
- secretary (scribe?)
- Incumbent: queerposting
- queerposting can run again unless someone else is interested and would like to self-nominate
- Incumbent: johnnie
Johnnie motions to lock in ballot as it is written. starless seconds. Motion passes by unanimous voice vote.
Johnnie, chris, misha, scott, kurt are current board members
- Starless: are we conforming to legal requirements about having a publicly listed board of directors for our non-profit status?
- Reese: Maybe in the long term we could transition to a cooperative structure rather than a non-profit? I was reading this blog post from the co-op gwenprime is part of and i think we could take some pointers perhaps. blog.emma.coop/andy/forming-a-creative-code-and-technology-co-operative
specifically i like that there aren't officer positions, instead they rotate duties and teach everyone how to do everything. i think they only have like, 4 people though, and it'd be harder with Cyberia's size.
proposed solution: something like unix groups, where everyone in the group is trained in that role, and people can be part of more than one group. at congress we decide who to add and remove from groups rather than electing single officers.
- great idea-- let's discuss in another meeting/on matrix/after
-Starless: I wonder if it might make sense to embrace that more for LZ than for Cyberia as a Legal Entity?
Johnnie motions to end this session of congress. Queerposting seconds.
[12:12:02] (Channel) ckiebot: [aimless] "speak."
[12:12:25] (Channel) ckiebot: [aimless] "Now our forever ultra beasts."
[21:23:52] (Channel) ckiebot: [aimless] "I believe the port directors meeting that we had was in mum on a phone"
*now forever ultra beasts*