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HacDC makes resources available for member and community use.  HacDC must ensure that these resources are used responsibly and within any applicable guidelines set down by suppliers of those resources.
 
HacDC makes resources available for member and community use.  HacDC must ensure that these resources are used responsibly and within any applicable guidelines set down by suppliers of those resources.
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This policy was officially adopted at the [[Regular_Member_Meeting_Minutes_2008_06_17 | June 17, 2008]] regular member meeting.
  
 
== Space Use Policy ==
 
== Space Use Policy ==
  
(This will require some extensive discussion)
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* Respect your fellow members.
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* Keep the space as available as possible for as many purposes as possible
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* Work takes precedence over sociailizing.
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* Members are responsible for their actions as well as those of their guests.
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* '''Always remember to properly clean and secure the space before leaving.'''
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=== Access ===
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All members shall have as much physical access as possible to the leased space of HacDC.
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When full access is limited, ministers shall always have full access.  Otherwise, no unreasonable request for full access will be denied.  All those with full access bear additional responsibilities for enabling full access to all members.
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=== Priority ===
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# Public Events
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# Projects
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# Social Networking (i.e. Hanging Out)
  
== Tools & Equipment Use Policy ==
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==== Public Events ====
  
=== Bring your tools ===
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Members are encouraged to schedule public eventsPublic events are, by default, open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.
* If you're a member, bring your tools and equipment!
 
** Consider donating some tools to HacDC for everyone's useLet the [[Minister of Finance]] know if you donate a tool!
 
** If you want to leave a tool for general use, but retain ownership, CLEARLY LABEL it as your property, via engraving or permanent marker.
 
** If you do not want people using a tool of yours, you must lock it up somewhere.
 
* Every tool must have a designated storage space.
 
  
=== Use Tools Responsibly ===
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Any member may schedule a public event ''at least one week in advance'' by simply:
* '''SAFETY FIRST.'''  Always use all applicable safety equipment whenever using a tool
 
* Tools labelled "HacDC" are for all member use at all times.  Do not hog tools!
 
* Tool owners have first priority use over their tools at all times, even if left out for public use.  Be considerate of those loaning you their tools!
 
* If you don't know how to use a tool, don't use it until someone shows you how.
 
* NEVER use a power tool unless you are specifically authorized and trained to use one.
 
* If you need specific authorization to use a tool, get that authorization before using it.
 
* If you break a tool, let the owner know
 
** If you break a HacDC tool, write info@hacdc.org with specifics on what happened.
 
** If you break a privately owned tool, contact the owner.
 
  
=== Put Tools Away ===
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# Scheduling the event on the [[HacDC Events Calendar]]
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# Making a blog post about the event
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# Posting about the event (with a link to the blog post) to the [[members list]]
  
* Return every tool and piece of equipment to its proper SAFE position when finished.
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Members should publicize public events.
* If you get a tool or piece of equipment dirty, clean it.
 
* Every tool must be put away when finished.
 
  
== Inventory Use Policy ==
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==== Projects ====
  
=== Organic Consumables ===
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Members are encouraged to work on [[projects]] while they're at the space.  Projects that help support the space as a whole take priority over other projects.
  
Feel free to donate food or beverages to HacDC!  However, if you use them (or after you've donated them), please pay the standard price for all drinks/etc that you consumeCoffee is the only exception to this rule.
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Members actively working on a project take precedence over any potential social gatheringMembers engaged in projects and members engaged in socializing should beware of this, and adjust their activities accordingly.
  
=== Purchased Parts ===
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Members engaged in an active project may request other members to curtail or limit any activity which interferes with their pursuit of an active project.  This is why members are strongly encouraged to bring their guests during a public event.
  
Purchased parts come from the HacDC General Fund.  Members agree to do "bulk buys" of parts that many projects at HacDC can use.  Sometimes the components are much more cheaply purchased in batches of 100s or 1000s.  The use of purchased parts requires:
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Members may bring guests to help work on projects and recruit those guests to become members!
  
* Specific [[active project]] status
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==== Social Networking ====
* Periodic reports to the [[Inventory Bot]] of parts used
 
* Willingness to do project fundraising or reimburse the [[general fund]] if funding for that project is or becomes available.
 
  
Purchased parts MAY NOT be used for personal or commercial projects.
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Social collaboration is another important aspect to HacDC.  Effective working relationships are often built or reinforced over casual social gathering.  HacDC should function as a[[:wikipedia:The Third Place | Third Space]], allowing members and their guests to build interpersonal relationships outside the scope of working on an active project.
  
=== Donated Parts ===
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As such, members are subject to no hard limitation on the number of guests they can bring into the space, as long as they accept full responsibility for the guests they bring.
  
Donated parts come from:
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== Donated Resources Policy ==
  
* Donors (people who give us stuff)
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Donated resources should be used in the following order of priority:
* Equipment (i.e. salvaged from non-working equipment in the [[bone yard]])
 
* Other projects or purchased parts no longer actively carried in [[inventory]].
 
  
These parts will be used in the following priority:
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# HacDC Infrastructure or Tools Collection
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# Member-Approved Projects
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# All Other Projects
  
#An [[active project]] that salvages, donates or otherwise acquires the part
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It is assumed that, given these parameters, members will work out the best use of donated resources as quickly as possible and responsibly dispose of the rest. 
#Other [[active projects]]
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#Set aside for other projects, with a defined expiration date
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See also: [[Resource Disposal]]
#Other non-profit or eligible organizations who require salvaged parts
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#Any other use where salvaged parts shall be immediately used and diverted from the waste stream
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== Tools & Equipment Use ==
#Recycled (when no useful purpose can be found)
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* Use tools and equipment responsibly.
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* Put tools and equipment away where they belong in a way that best preserves their usefulness.
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* When in doubt, ask for help and training.
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* If you're not sure an individually-owned tool is available for general use, ask its owner.
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* Don't act in a way that would lead to expansion of this policy.
  
 
== Internet Use Policy ==
 
== Internet Use Policy ==
  
(When we get Internet, that AUP will go here)
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We are subject to the [http://www.speakeasy.net/tos/ Speakeasy Terms of Service]
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All users of the HacDC internal network are responsible for ensuring they are in compliance with the Speakeasy TOS.
  
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Latest revision as of 20:36, 5 April 2012

HacDC makes resources available for member and community use. HacDC must ensure that these resources are used responsibly and within any applicable guidelines set down by suppliers of those resources.

This policy was officially adopted at the June 17, 2008 regular member meeting.

Space Use Policy

  • Respect your fellow members.
  • Keep the space as available as possible for as many purposes as possible
  • Work takes precedence over sociailizing.
  • Members are responsible for their actions as well as those of their guests.
  • Always remember to properly clean and secure the space before leaving.

Access

All members shall have as much physical access as possible to the leased space of HacDC.

When full access is limited, ministers shall always have full access. Otherwise, no unreasonable request for full access will be denied. All those with full access bear additional responsibilities for enabling full access to all members.

Priority

  1. Public Events
  2. Projects
  3. Social Networking (i.e. Hanging Out)

Public Events

Members are encouraged to schedule public events. Public events are, by default, open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Any member may schedule a public event at least one week in advance by simply:

  1. Scheduling the event on the HacDC Events Calendar
  2. Making a blog post about the event
  3. Posting about the event (with a link to the blog post) to the members list

Members should publicize public events.

Projects

Members are encouraged to work on projects while they're at the space. Projects that help support the space as a whole take priority over other projects.

Members actively working on a project take precedence over any potential social gathering. Members engaged in projects and members engaged in socializing should beware of this, and adjust their activities accordingly.

Members engaged in an active project may request other members to curtail or limit any activity which interferes with their pursuit of an active project. This is why members are strongly encouraged to bring their guests during a public event.

Members may bring guests to help work on projects and recruit those guests to become members!

Social Networking

Social collaboration is another important aspect to HacDC. Effective working relationships are often built or reinforced over casual social gathering. HacDC should function as a Third Space, allowing members and their guests to build interpersonal relationships outside the scope of working on an active project.

As such, members are subject to no hard limitation on the number of guests they can bring into the space, as long as they accept full responsibility for the guests they bring.

Donated Resources Policy

Donated resources should be used in the following order of priority:

  1. HacDC Infrastructure or Tools Collection
  2. Member-Approved Projects
  3. All Other Projects

It is assumed that, given these parameters, members will work out the best use of donated resources as quickly as possible and responsibly dispose of the rest.

See also: Resource Disposal

Tools & Equipment Use

  • Use tools and equipment responsibly.
  • Put tools and equipment away where they belong in a way that best preserves their usefulness.
  • When in doubt, ask for help and training.
  • If you're not sure an individually-owned tool is available for general use, ask its owner.
  • Don't act in a way that would lead to expansion of this policy.

Internet Use Policy

We are subject to the Speakeasy Terms of Service

All users of the HacDC internal network are responsible for ensuring they are in compliance with the Speakeasy TOS.