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Guidelines for using the space

we accept patches : in real-life, as with code, all is dynamic and up to change-- don't complain, make the change;

yes, you can : any member wanting to work on a project, making use of infrastructure of Revelation Space, can assume a YES,GREAT (unless the project is (bio-)hazardous, damaging the infrastructure, or bluntly illegal under Dutch law);

28 days later : objects that are in the way and are not tagged with a sticker denoting ownership and permissions may be put on the purgatory table -- putting the object on this table requires you to notify people through the mailing list of the object -- the object should be marked with a yellow post-it note denoting the date the object was put in the purgatory -- objects not claimed within 28 days are subject to trashing;

talking is silver, silence is gold, getting off your lazy butt and doing is rare earth !

don't panic : as it gets you around in the universe, guess it also counts in our space;

Some rules to follow:

  1. There are no passengers on this ship, only crew members;
  2. We are explorers, not pirates;
  3. Upon leaving the ship, clean your spot and the spot next to you; Return all tools to their proper location.
  4. Drinks are in the fridge, they are cool, cheap and help us stay afloat; please fill-up the fridge when the end is in sight, so we have cool drinks tomorrow.
  5. Respect fellow members, their privacy and their hardware;
  6. Communication generally works better than conflict;
  7. The guy / girl mopping the deck deserves more respect than the non-existing captain.
  8. No sleepovers, no drugs, no alcohol abuse.

Some tips:

  1. Sharing is good, share your knowledge, creativity and code;
  2. Respect is not forced, it is earned;
  3. Parrots have no original thoughts, think, don't be a parrot;
  4. Truth is usually somewhere in the middle. Most issues aren't binary anyway. Requantize;
  5. Last but not foremost: be excellent to each other.

Practical matters

  1. Guests are welcome, but must be accompanied by a member;
  2. If you are organizing something big, a workshop or lecture, where you expect lots of guests (non-members), please communicate well before and update the agenda.
  3. If you arrive at the space, turn on the hallway light to let other people know the space is opened (this is automatically tweeted and logged on IRC)
  4. If you are the last to leave, make sure all lights and devices (outside of the server-room) are turned off, the heating has been turned down and all windows and doors are closed. Lastly, turn off the hallway light and make sure the door is locked behind you (try to nudge it open).

-- Main.KoenMartens - 30 Dec 2009