|FROM ||Marco Scoffier
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] NYFU NYACSH BLEH
On Wed, Apr 23, 2003 at 12:49:31PM -0400, Ruben Safir wrote:
> > -- If we decide to change the name, change it.
I didn't mean it like this.
As far as the board is concerned we did decide.
> After May 2nd
Random date, so that there is more confusion, more events which make the
name change more difficult. We already spoke of this around the egov-os
> > -- If we decide to take them to court, do it.
> We should, but that is one Board Vote.
> > -- If we decide to up the antics, a Brett Wynnkoop and Jay
> > Salzburger don't speak for NY Fairuse type of letter in responce to
> > their postings, do it.
> Yeah - 1 and 3 are definitely happening.
I don't understand how 3 is definitely happening.
3 only makes sense as a corollary to 2.
You don't fight for a name you have chosen to change.
You don't fight just to fight, that is what is turning people away.
Either you fight with a goal:
'We want the rights to NY Fairuse and we will do everything needed to
(not 'We want to smear brett and jay because they are jerks and we
want the world to understand how badly we have been slighted')
Or you decide:
'It's not worth the bickering, lets get on with business and do our
work, let their reputation stand for itself, and let us focus on
And issue a stament such as:
'NYLXS would have liked to take Brett and Jay to court, and fight for
the rights to NY Fairuse which we believe they fraudulently wrested
from our control. But NYLXS believes that this would put too much
stress on our organisation, and would take our focus and the public's
interest away from the important actions we are planning. So, we have
decided to change the name of our subcommitee NY FAIRUSE to BLEH to
end the confusion which has resulted from B&J's fraulduent actions and
hopefully to put that unfortunate episode behind us.
Please let it be known that:
NYLXS is in no way affiliated with a renegade group calling itself
NYFU (and NY Fairuse) which is in control of the www.fairuse.org
domain. The group formerly known as NY FAIRUSE and headed by Ruben
Safir the sole founder of the original NY FAIRUSE and blah and blah
and blah is now known as BLEH and can be found at bleh.nylxs.com'
This 'he said, she said' is interminable.
1 and 3 don't mix.
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