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Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 16:00:25 -0400
Subject: [hangout] My Conversation with Brett
List: New Yorkers Linux Scene
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This afternoon Brett Wynkoop and I had a conversation regarding some of the
goings on over the last few weeks. We both took time out from our paying work
to discuss matters.
The first thing Brett and I discussed was the class that he is currently
teaching. My first question was wether the students enrolled were getting what
they signed up and paid for. He assured me they were. I asked if I could come
to class tonight, the final one, and just observe and ask the students if they
felt they were being served. He agreed, as long as I'm not disruptive, to
this. So, tonight I will follow up on that.
The rest of our discussion revoled around the .org domain name, his reasons
for not transferring it to NYLXS and some of the history on what he based his
decision on. At this time, Brett has some very valid concerns about
transferring the .org name to NYLXS and honestly IMHO I think NYLXS as a group
needs to stand up and show some good faith here. I'm not going to address
Brett's specific concerns here because they are mostly with Ruben.
I will say that what Ruben does as an INDIVIDUAL should not be reflective of
NYLXS as a GROUP. Ruben you should act in accordance to what the board and
members feel is appropriate not what YOU think should be done.
At this time, I would like to see the following good faith measures acted upon
1 - Unblock Brett's packets so he can participate and receive hangout mail
2 - Ruben stop the spam from the NYLXS server and ANY OTHER server you have
under your control
3 - Configure the NYLXS server to allow the .org domain to mirror exactly what
the .com server is, not an http redirect
Secondly, NYLXS should agree tp pay Brett his salary for the class he taught
assuming that the students have no compliants. I'll find out about this
tonight. After all, Brett fulfilled his part of the agreement by teaching the
NYLXS as a group may want to consider having a more active roll in manging and
administrating the NYLXS server.
There are undoubtably issues that need to be resolved between Brett and Ruben.
I think if NYLXS as a group support the 3 points of good faith above we will
see an agreeable solution to the .org domain name.
This is only the first step in moving forward to making NYLXS a group that is
responsible for its own actions and dealing with the action's of its members.
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