Free Geek Definitions

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This document is made up from several previously unrelated source documents and may contain terminology that is unfamilier to those outside of FREE GEEK. For your pleasure - a few geekisms:

ASS
Administrators of Systems and Security - volunteer group of system adminstrators that over sees FREE GEEK's IT infrastructure.
coders
Volunteer programmers that help develop FREE GEEK software (Open Source of course!).
consensus process
A form of decision making that is democratic and non-hierarchical. More info .
council
Consensus based policy group made up of FG board, staff and volunteers.
E-Scrap
Separated basic materials from demanufactured computer and electronic equipment (i.e. circuit boards, copper wire, aluminum, steel, plastic, etc.)
E-Waste
Cast-off computers and other electronics, usually headed for the landfill or other unfortunate fates.
FG
FREE GEEK, Portland, OR
fgdb
FREE GEEK Database - Open Source gizmo and volunteer data management software developed by Free Geek.
FGM
FREE GEEK MICHIANA, South Bend, IN
FGP
FREE GEEK PENN, Ephrata, PA
gizmo
Any computer component that is entered into the database.